A motorist strayed into oncoming traffic west of the Twin Cities and died from a collision with another car, authorities in McLeod County said.

The crash occurred about 7:05 a.m. Friday on County Road 7 at Yacht Avenue north of Stewart, according to the Sheriff's Office.

David P. Pfeiler, 50, of Stewart, was driving south, drifted into the northbound lane and struck a car being driven by Jeremey Myrick, 38, also of Stewart, the Sheriff's Office said. Myrick's 11-year-old daughter, Natalia, was riding with him.

Pfeiler died at HCMC, where Myrick's daughter was also hospitalized. The Sheriff's Office did not disclose the nature of the girl's injuries.

Myrick was hospitalized in nearby Hutchinson for observation but had no apparent injuries.

Pfeiler was not wearing a seat belt, the Sheriff's Office said. The Myricks had on their seat belts.

Paul Walsh