*This article as been updated with the name of the victim.

A crash in Hollywood Township on April 14 left a man dead and a woman with life-threatening injuries, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

According to the state patrol, a 2020 Kia Telluride, driven by a 53-year-old Silver Lake man, was westbound on Highway 7 around 1 p.m. on Thursday when it was struck by a 2016 Ford Taurus, driven by 55-year-old Susan Marie Beck of Clearwater, Minnesota. At the time of the crash, Marie was northbound on County Road 33, according to the state patrol.

The Silver Lake man, identified as David Jefferson Ward, was killed in the crash. Meanwhile, Beck was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, according to the state patrol.

Officers noted wet road conditions at the time of the crash, and do not believe that alcohol played a factor in the accident. The incident remains under investigation.

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