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3 Missouri Residents Killed in Crash in Minnesota, 4th MO resident critically injured

Three people from Missouri died when the car they were in collided with a semi-truck in Minnesota.

The Minnesota State Patrol says the crash happened just before Six P-M Thursday near the town of Willmar, about 100 miles west of Minneapolis. 

Troopers say a car driven by 41-year-old Justin Ecker of Lee Summitt struck a semi at a highway crossing. 

Ecker died in the crash along with two of his passengers, 64-year-old Carol Ecker of Kansas City and 39-year-old Jonathan Ecker of Rosendale. 

Another passenger, 35-year-old Jennifer McGinnis of Elmo, Missouri, was taken to a hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota with life-threatening injuries. 

The driver of the semi was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. .

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