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Howard man dies in crash

Posted: Monday, Dec 3rd, 2012

HOWARD – A two-vehicle crash six miles west of Howard on Highway 34 claimed the life of one person and seriously injured a second, authorities said.

John Michael Steinmetz, 39, of Howard, was eastbound in a 2006 Pontiac Torrent when he drove into the path of a westbound 2001 Ford Explorer driven by Terry Lee Dragseth, 51, of Mitchell.

Steinmetz, who wasn’t wearing a seat belt, was dead at the scene. Dragseth, who was wearing a seat belt, suffered serious injuries and was taken to a Mitchell hospital.

The accident happened at 5:20 p.m. Thursday.

The Highway Patrol is investigating. The Miner County Sheriff’s office, Howard Ambulance and Howard Fire Department assisted.

For the complete article see the 12-01-2012 issue.

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