ST. STEPHEN -- Two people suffered only minor injuries after a crash south of St. Stephen Monday morning.

Stearns County Sheriff Steve Soyka came upon the crash at the intersection of County Road 2 and 360th Street just before 7:30 a.m.

The sheriff says one of the vehicles involved in the two-vehicle crash burst into flames. Its driver, 36-year-old Matthew Strack of St. Stephen was able to get out of the pickup before it caught fire.

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Authorities say Strack was heading east on 360th Street when he was unable to stop at the intersection due to the snow-covered roads.

Another driver, 38-year-old Robyn Dibblee of St. Stephen was heading south on County Road 2 and saw Strack's pickup slide through the stop sign. Dibblee was also unable to stop and struck Strack's truck on the passenger side.

A portion of County Road 2 was shut down while crews cleared the scene.

 

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