Rochester MN (KROC AM News)  - At least four more people have been killed in traffic wrecks in Minnesota, which has seen a spike in fatalities in recent weeks.  

A South Dakota man was killed Tuesday morning when the vehicle he was driving collided with a semi-truck in southwest Minnesota. Killed was 58 year old Jeffrey Kowitz of Watertown.

A bicyclist was killed Tuesday afternoon after being hit by a vehicle in Kandiyohi County.The sheriff's office identifies the victim as 62-year-old Bruce "Leo" Kehrer-Schneider of rural New London.

A Becker man was fatally injured Tuesday night when the minivan he was driving was hit broadside by a pickup truck that went through a red light.  The State Patrol says 54 year old Charles Maurer was taken to a hospital where he died. His 10 year old daughter Casey suffered serious injuries. His 15 year old daughter Alenita and a friend were treated for non-life threatening injuries. The pickup was driven by 18 year old Deven Garlock of Little Falls. He and two friends suffered non-life threatening injuries.  A third passenger was seriously injured. The wreck happened on Highway 10 between Becker and Big Lake around 8 p.m.

A man was killed Wednesday morning when the car he was driving crossed the centerline and collided with an SUV near Redwood Falls. The State Patrol says 20 year old Kyle Campbell of Redwood Falls died at the scene of the 6 a.m. wreck. The other driver suffered non-life threatening injuries.

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