Two people were killed Wednesday evening in a collision between a car and a semi on U.S. Highway 14 in Dodge County.

The accident occurred just after 6:00 p.m. Wednesday evening between 120th and 150th Avenue near Claremont. The Minnesota State Patrol reported that a westbound semi hauling fertilizer product collided with an eastbound car. Authorities reported that the semi caught on fire and was being consumed by flames when emergency crews arrived on the scene.

Two people in the car, a 57-year old male and a 52-year old female both from New Richland were killed in the impact. The semi driver, 75-year old Merrit Lyle Davis of Cleveland was taken to Mayo Clinic/St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester with what were described as non-life threatening injuries. The identities of the victims will be released this evening pending notification of family.  

Fire Departments from Claremont and Dodge Center, Dodge Center Ambulance, Sheriff’s Departments from Steele and Dodge Counties and the Kasson Police Department all assisted the State Patrol at the accident scene.