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Coach known best for 1980 hockey gold

Updated: August 19, 2003, 7:59 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- Herb Brooks, who coached the U.S. hockey team to the "Miracle on Ice" victory over the Soviet Union at the 1980 Olympics, died Monday in a car wreck. He was 66.

The Hall of Famer was killed when his minivan rolled over north of the Twin Cities near where Interstate 35 splits toward Minneapolis and St. Paul, police said. The weather didn't appear to be a factor.

State Patrol Lt. Chuck Walerius said the minivan veered to the right onto the grassy area, then it appeared ...

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