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Head-On Crash Kills 1 in Polk County
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Two cars traveling in two different directions. One driver wearing a seatbelt. The other driver not. Now, one of those drivers is dead.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office tells KSTP.com it responded to 120th Avenue in the Town of Garfield Thursday evening.

"Upon arrival deputies observed a white 1995 Pontiac Grand Prix with front end damage facing westbound and a red 1999 Mercury Cougar on its roof facing east," said a spokesperson.  "Both vehicles were in the south ditch."

The driver of the Cougar, 35-year-old Jeremy West, was dead.  The spokesperson said West was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. The driver of the Grand Prix was wearing a seatbelt and suffered only minor injuries.

The spokesperson quoted a witness as saying West's car was seen traveling "at a high rate of speed."  When it got the top of the hill, West lost control, driving into the oncoming Grand Prix.

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