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Forum Communications, Published December 08 2012

UPDATED: Head-on crash kills 2 near Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS – Two men were killed in a head-on collision south of here on Friday afternoon, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

Melvin Finstrom, 86, from Buxton died at the scene. Lloyd Thorsgard, 78, from Northwood, died at Altru Hospital.

The patrol said Finstrom was northbound in a 2002 Saturn sedan on County Road 81 about 4 p.m. and Thorsgard was southbound in a Chrysler minivan. They collided while both were negotiating a curve four miles south of Grand Forks.

Finstrom wore a seat belt but Thorsgard did not. Airbags deployed in both their vehicles. The black-top road was dry, and the weather was clear.

The accident is still under investigation, the patrol said.