A crash involving two vehicles Wednesday afternoon on a highway near Alexandria, Minn., left a woman dead and two others injured, the State Patrol said.
The driver of a Jeep Grand Cherokee heading north on Hwy. 29 crossed the centerline about 3:40 p.m. and collided with a southbound Dodge Caravan near Hiebel Road, a few miles south of Interstate 94, the patrol said.
The impact sent the Caravan into the ditch, where it landed on its wheels. The Cherokee landed on its roof on the road, the patrol said.
James Leslie Whalen, 59, of Castle Rock, Colo., was driving the Cherokee and suffered noncritical injuries. He was wearing a seat belt, the patrol said.
The driver of the Caravan, identified as Betty Ann Bengtson, 61, of Alexandria, died at the scene. She was wearing a seat belt, the patrol said.
A passenger in her vehicle, Debra Lee Bengtson, 60, also of Alexandria, was taken to Alomere Health with noncritical injuries. She was wearing a seat belt, the patrol said.