On June 30 at 2:52 p.m. the Minnesota State Patrol responded to a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 71 west of Redwood County CSAH 2 in Paxton Township between Redwood Falls and Morton.

As a result two individuals lost their lives.

According to the report, a 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Justin Michael Ahrens, 38, of Morton and a 1999 International 9000 series driven by Colin James Grams, 46, of Bird Island were involved in the crash.

The report states the driver of the Pontiac crossed into oncoming traffic and the two vehicles collided head-on. Both Ahrens and a passenger, Brittany Renae Olson, 25, of Redwood Falls were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.