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Monday morning, a highway collision on icey roads in Tower killed a 9 year old child and injured two others. Police are still investigating the cause. The tragedy happened at at the intersection on Hwy. 169 .

The car the you boy was in, was driving southbound on Hwy. 169 when another lost control and crossed the center line, causing the collision.

The death comes a month after the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (MDPS) report that more than 300 people have died so far this year in Minnesota traffic collisions. According to the MDPS calculations, 450 deaths are projected for 2008. This would be a drop from 510 in 2007.

As with any death in a Minnesota motor vehicle collision, there are a number of issues that will need to be reviewed. My partner, Joe Crumley, addressed this topic in a recent article for the Minnesota Lawyers Trial magazine. I was interviewed last year on the same topic. In this case, sorrow for the families of those involved goes out.

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