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Two drivers survive fiery crash

fiery crash, hwy 14, owatonna, september 2023, semi vs car

Two drivers are lucky to be alive after a fiery crash in Steele County early Tuesday.

Dramatic video shows a car crashing into the semi and immediately bursting into flames upon impact. The crash happened on U.S. Highway 14 at 44th Avenue in Havana Township around 5:30 a.m.

A Chevy Impala was southbound on 44th Avenue and the International semi tractor was eastbound on Highway 14.

Kirk Ruzek, 55, of Owatonna and Michael Vogel, 63, of Madison Lake escaped the wreckage with non-life-threatening injuries. They were treated at Owatonna hospital.

Owatonna Fire and Mayo Ambulance assisted the State Patrol at the scene.

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