- Associated Press - Saturday, February 6, 2016

BLOOMING PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - A father and son from Austin have died in a head-on crash in Steele County.

The Minnesota State Patrol says 43-year-old Karl Erickson and his 9-year-old son, Elijah, died after their car crossed the center line and collided with a sport utility vehicle on state Highway 218 near Blooming Prairie around 6:45 a.m. Friday.

The 79-year-old Blooming Prairie man who was driving the SUV was taken to a Rochester hospital with serious injuries.

No alcohol was detected in either driver. The Austin Daily Herald (http://bit.ly/1PGXbyu ) reports roads were dry at the time.

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Information from: Austin Daily Herald, http://www.austindailyherald.com

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