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2014 story: Two people dead in crash on Ravenna Trail south of Hastings

This was the scene of a crash south of Hastings on Ravenna Trail on Thursday afternoon. Star Gazette photo by Chad Richardson

Editor's note: This story is from December 2014.

Two people died in a head-on crash south of Hastings on Ravenna Trail Thursday afternoon at about 3:15 p.m. The crash occurred near the intersection of 185th Street and Ravenna Trail. A four-door passenger vehicle was traveling north on Ravenna Trail and crossed the center line. It then struck a southbound SUV.  The driver of the northbound vehicle was pronounced dead on the scene. He was identified as 57-year-old Timothy Gusk of St. Paul. A passenger of the SUV was also dead on the scene. That passenger was 56-year-old Lihua Jing of Savage. Two people also in the SUV were transported for treatment. One is in critical condition and the other is in stable condition. Both are at Regions Hospital in St. Paul. The Minnesota State Patrol is reconstructing the accident and an investigation is under way regarding why the northbound vehicle crossed the centerline.