Three people died in a two-vehicle crash Monday night in McLeod County, authorities said.
Wayne Bernier Jr., 32, was driving an SUV west on County Road 7 when he collided with an eastbound SUV at the intersection of County Road 7 and Yacht Avenue northeast of Stewart about 10:56 p.m.
Stewart is about 70 miles west of the Twin Cities.
Bernier, of Gaylord, Minn., was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. A passenger in his vehicle, Tiffany Dralle, 25, of Gibbon, Minn., was not, and was ejected, the sheriff said.
Both died at the scene. The other driver, Bruce Lentz, 60, of Stewart, also died at the scene, the Sheriff’s Office said. He was wearing a seat belt.
Investigators were trying to determine what caused the crash.