NASHWAUK— Two male teenagers were killed in a crash on Highway 169 over the weekend in Nashwauk after a collision between a car and a camper.

The Minnesota State Patrol said in press release that Trent Casey Salminen, 13, of Hibbing, and Aiden Patrick Hall, 16, were two of three passengers riding in a 2005 Honda Accord driven by a 17-year-old male from Hibbing on Saturday. The MSP did not list a residence for Hall.

At about 2:42 p.m., the driver attempted to make a left turn from northbound Highway 169 onto Minnesota State Highway 65 and was struck by a 1994 Chevrolet Cobra Camper driving southbound on the same highway.

Salminen and Hall died as a result of the crash.

The driver and the third passenger, a 15-year-old from Hibbing, were then taken to Fairview Range Medical Center in Hibbing for non life-threatening injuries.

The 61-year-old male driver from Chisholm driving the camper was not injured. His passenger, a 59-year-old female from Chisholm, was treated for non-life threatening injuries at Fairview Range Medical Center.

Road conditions were dry at the time of the accident according to the state patrol, and all passengers were listed as wearing their seatbelt except for Hall, whose seatbelt status was listed as unknown.

The crash remains under investigation.


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