BENSON -- A Murdock man died in a crash Monday afternoon.

The Minnesota State Patrol says the incident happened shortly after 12:30 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 12 and 19th Street South in Benson.

Troopers say an SUV driven by 81-year-old Loretta Urke of Murdock was heading south on 19th Street, crossing Highway 12 when she was struck by a pickup heading west on Highway 12.

Urke's passenger, 87-year-old Alfred Urke died in the crash. Loretta Urke was taken to Swift County Benson Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the pickup, 42-year-old James Timm of Granite Falls was not hurt in the crash.

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