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Two are dead after head-on collision during traffic

According to the Star Tribune, two men were killed in a rush-hour collision Friday after on U.S. 61 in Maplewood.

Timothy Jones, 24, from Oakdale, was driving southbound on U.S. 61 near Beam Avenue apparently lost control of his vehicle and started driving on the other side of the road towards oncoming traffic.

Jones collided head-on with Kong Vang, an 18-year-old Linwood man.

Both men died and Vang had two teenagers in his vehicle, ages 15 and 16, but only sustained minor injuries.

Vang apparently colided into a third vehicle being driven by a 58-year-old woman. No injuries were reported on her behalf.

According to the Pioneer Press, the state patrol reported that Jones had alcohol in his system.