Elgin, MN (KROC-AM News) - The Minnesota State Patrol and the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Department responded to a fatal traffic crash near Elgin Monday evening.

The State Patrol was alerted to the crash around 5:50 p.m. and soon after shut down a stretch of Highway 42 just south of Elgin. The State Patrol says a car driven by a 51 year old Rochester man crossed the centerline and collided with the other vehicle.  He died at the scene. The 53 year old Elgin woman driving the other vehicle was taken to St. Mary's for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.The names of the two drivers will be released Tuesday.

The roadway was icy at the time.

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