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One intersection in North Mankato is scene of two fatal crashes this week

For the second time this week, there’s been a fatal crash in North Mankato at Highway 169 and Webster Ave. The Minnesota State Patrol says 31-year-old Brandon Paul Kath of Faribault died at the scene of the crash, which happened shortly after 5:30 a.m. Friday.

A crash report says Kath was driving a Cadillac Escalade northbound on Highway 169 when it left the roadway and crashed with a vehicle in a parking lot before rolling. The Cadillac landed on its roof in the parking lot of the Norwood Inn. No one else was injured.

On Tuesday, Kent Ernest Johnston, 48, of North Mankato, was pronounced dead at the same scene, which happened  just before 3:30 p.m. A state patrol crash report says Johnston was northbound on the highway when he lost control of his Harley Davidson motorcycle and left the roadway.

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