ATHERTON TOWNSHIP — A Coon Valley man driving a pickup truck in western Minnesota failed to stop for a stop sign, authorities say, causing the death of two people from Moorhead, Minn.
A Ford F250 being driven by Justin James Helgeson, 26, was at the intersection of County Road 30 and Hwy. 9 in Wilkin County at about 11 a.m. Friday when he failed to stop for a stop sign, striking a Subaru Forester, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
Margaret Mary O’Neill and Thomas Andrew Burton, both 62, were pronounced dead at the scene. Helgeson was transported to the hospital injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening.
The crash remains under investigation. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor.