AVOCA (AP) --Two South Dakota men have died in a highway crash in southwestern Minnesota.

The Minnesota State Patrol says the men were driving separate vehicles when they collided in Murray County Monday night.

The patrol says 26-year-old Alexander Bretsch, Frederick, was northbound on Highway 59 near Avoca when his pickup collided with a car driven by 37-year-old Kyle Thompson, of Huron, near Lime Lake.

Both men were transported to Murray County Medical Center where they were pronounced dead.

The State Patrol says alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

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