(Mankato, MN) – A Redwood Falls man died in a crash Wednesday morning in Sibley County.

The Minnesota State Patrol says Merle Rueben Berreth, 69, was killed in a collision at the intersection of Highway 19 and County Road 9, east of Gaylord.

Berreth was eastbound in a Dodge Ram on Highway 19 when a Ford F-350 entered the intersection from County Road 9 southbound.  The two vehicles collided.

The Ford was driven by 19-year-old Tashawn Ray Parker of St. James.  Parker was transported to Arlington Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  Linda Marie Berreth, 69, of Redwood Falls was a passenger in the Dodge.  She also suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported for treatment.

Merle Berreth was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which happened at 9:39 a.m., according to the crash report.

The state patrol says alcohol did not play a role in the crash and the occupants of both vehicles were wearing seat belts.

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