A 19-year-old driver crossed centerline on a central Minnesota highway and killed a motorist heading the other way in a late-night crash early Sunday, authorities said.

The collision occurred about 12:50 a.m. on Hwy. 27, about 9 miles west of Onamia, according to the State Patrol.

Killed was Mark. W. Ehlers, a 51-year-old man from Onamia, the patrol said.

Timothy F. Przybilla, of Pierz, Minn., was heading west on Hwy. 27 in his car, strayed into the eastbound lane and collided head-on with a station wagon, the patrol said.

Przybilla was hospitalized in Onamia and was expected to survive his injuries.

Authorities have yet to reveal why his vehicle went into the wrong lane.