A woman driving the wrong way on I-35 and who was involved in a fiery crash that killed another driver on Saturday is a Chisago County commissioner, the State Patrol said.
Lora Walker, 47, was driving north in the southbound lanes near milepost 155 in Harris in the far north metro when she collided with a southbound vehicle around 3:20 p.m.
Walker’s Chevy Equinox crashed head-on into a Ford Fusion and came to a stop in the right lane.
The Ford Fusion caught fire and landed in the median, the State Patrol’s report said.
The man who was driving the Ford Fusion died in the crash. Authorities have not released his name.
Walker was in critical condition on Tuesday at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, a hospital spokeswoman said.
Walker, of Stacy, Minn., has been the District 1 commissioner for the past eight years. She also had served in the position in 2003 and 2004.