Authorities says a man from central Minnesota who was killed in a single-vehicle crash outside the Twin Cities earlier this month had sped away from an earlier fender bender.

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According to officials, Duane V. Mattila, 39, of Litchfield, "had been involved in a minor fender bender just minutes" before he was involved in the fatal wreck back on Nov. 10.

Authorities say that Mattila "fled" from the scene of the fender bender "at a high rate of speed, and then crashed again." Mattila was reportedly found dead at a rural intersection in Greenfield.

The crash remains under investigation.