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Police: Road conditions primary factor in fatal Jean Duluth crash

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Road conditions were the primary factor that contributed to a crash Friday that killed two people in Jean Duluth.

Susan Schmitt, 39, of Two Harbors, and Jeremy Bohlin, 36, of Duluth, died after the SUV Schmitt was driving spun out of control into the path of an oncoming tow truck on Jean Duluth Road at Carroll Street about 2:30 p.m.

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According to preliminary results of the cash investigation, the driving lanes of the road generally were clear with spots of slush accumulating on center line and shoulder of the road. Schmitt's vehicle traveled into an area where slush had accumulated, causing the vehicle to lose control, Duluth police said.

Neither Schmitt nor Bohlin, her passenger, were wearing seatbelts. The driver of the tow truck, Daniel Rabold, 45, of Duluth, was wearing a seatbelt. He was treated and released at Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center.

Toxicology reports are pending in this case and the final results of the investigation are pending, police said. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact Duluth Police Department Crash Investigator Ryan Morris at (218) 730-5655.

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