DUELM -- A Princeton man was killed in a crash in Benton County Tuesday morning.

The incident happened just after 11:00 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 95 and 105th Avenue Northeast in Saint George Township, near Duelm.

The Minnesota State Patrol says 79-year-old Lowell Yahnke was heading east on Highway 95 when he crossed the centerline, went into the ditch and struck a tree.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities say Yahnke was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash.

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The Minnesota state patrol say there were wet road conditions that may have played a factor in the crash.

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