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Claremont's Mayor Talks After Deadly Crash

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Claremont's Mayor Talks After Deadly CrashHe's worried this recent tragedy will give Claremont a bad reputation

Claremont's Mayor Talks After Deadly Crash

Dead and a semi driver is recovering from injuries after a violent crash in dodge county.

We gave you this look at the smoldering wreckage last night on kimt news 3 at ten.

New tonight at five we're hearing from claremont's mayor in the wake of this tragedy.

Kimt news 3's annalise johnson joins us live now with the story á annalise?

Xxx katie á it happened on this stretch of highway 14 between 120th and 150th avenue just outside of claremont.

Minnesota state troopers say a car crossed the center line and smashed into a semi head on.

Xxx the car was in flames when emergency crews got to the scene of the crash last night.

The two people in the car á a 57 year old man and a 52 year old woman from new richland died on impact.

The semi driver á 75 year old merrit lyle davis of cleveland was taken to saint marys for treatment.

This deadly crash happened near the site of the 20á18 crash that took the lives of rachel and emerson harberts of dodge center.

I spoke to rick butler á mayor of claremont... who says the deadly collisions on this stretch of highway are giving claremont a bad rap.

"i was just like here we go again.

Now claremont is going to get another bad name and that's how our city is.

And i think when, not if we get that highway 14 done, maybe the bad name per se of claremont go away."

Construction on the 12.5 mile stretch of highway 14 between owatonna and dodge center is beginning next spring.

Mayor butler says the expansion will not only make the roads safer á but hopefully help claremont grow and bring more people and businesses to town.

Live in dodge county annalise johnson kimt news 3./// thank you annalise.

Authorities are still investigating the cause of the collision and why the car caught fire.


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