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Drivers identified in Pine County fatal pickup-semi crash

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PINE CITY, Minn. (AP) — Sheriff's authorities have identified the drivers in a Pine County crash that killed four people and injured a fifth.

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Officials say 21-year-old Nikko Jensen was driving the pickup truck that collided with the semi near Askov Tuesday evening. Jensen survived the crash and is hospitalized in Duluth. His sister, 17-year-old Felicity Jensen and his uncle, 58-year-old Arden Edwards, were killed in the crash. Two others in the pickup also died, including 21-year-old Brett Larson and 20-year-old Catherine Peterson. A funeral service for Peterson was held Friday in Willow River.

The sheriff's department says all the victims were from the Askov area, as was the semi driver, Dennis Sostak. He was not hurt.

The Minnesota State Patrol continues to investigate the accident.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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