Madison couple killed in crash

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Dec 28, 2012 at 7:00 am

NEW LONDON, Minn. (KNSI) A Madison couple is dead and another person is injured after a two-vehicle crash near New London.

According to the State Patrol, 82-year-old Arthur Dove was driving a van that collided with a semi at the intersection of U.S. Highway 71 and State Highway 9 at about 11:15 Thursday morning.

Dove and his 77-year-old wife, Elaine Dove, were killed.

The truck driver--a 63-year-old Hector man --was taken to St. Cloud Hospital and was in critical condition. His name has not been released.

Both vehicles ended up in a ditch, with the semi coming to rest against some trees.

Part of Highway 71 was closed for more than two hours, reopening around 2 p.m. Thursday.

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