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Brian Schoonover of Oronoco, Minnesota, died after his car crossed the center line on Highway 61 and collided with another vehicle north of Lake City Monday morning. (Republican Eagle photo by John R. Russett)

Fatal crash on Highway 61

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LAKE CITY — A deadly head-on collision closed Highway 61 from County 2 Boulevard to County 5 Boulevard north of Lake City in both directions for close to three hours Monday morning.

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Brian Schoonover, 49, Oronoco, Minnesota, was killed after his vehicle crossed the center line around 7:30 a.m. while traveling north on Highway 61, struck a southbound vehicle and caught fire, according to Minnesota State Patrol.

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