St Cloud, MN (KROC AM News) -  The Minnesota State Patrol says alcohol was involved in a deadly traffic wreck Friday in central Minnesota, near St. Cloud.

The State Patrol says a car driven by 38-year-old Robert Peterson ran a stop at a rural intersection around 10:00 PM and was struck by another vehicle. Peterson died at the scene. The State Patrol says he had alcohol in his system. He was from Clear Lake, Minnesota. A passenger in his car - 30-year-old Samantha McCulloch of Clear Lake -  suffered serious injuries. The other driver - 30-year-old Abdikahin Abdi of St Cloud - was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Meanwhile, the State Patrol says Minnesota is on pace to have the lowest number of traffic deaths since 1943. At last report, 322 people had been killed in traffic wrecks in the state so far this year.

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