A teenager ran a stop sign at an intersection in central Minnesota and collided with another vehicle, killing one of five Minneapolis family members in the teen’s vehicle, the State Patrol said Sunday.
The crash in Crow Wing County occurred about 10:30 p.m. Saturday at Hwy. 6 and County Road 11 in Perry Lake Township, according to the patrol.
In the teen’s SUV, Brenda E. Magnuson, 49, was killed, and Samuel P. Jorgenson, 15, suffered life-threatening injuries, the patrol said. Thyra L. Jorgenson, 12, was injured. Magnuson’s husband, Colin C. Jorgenson, 50, and driver Cole C. Magnuson, 18, were not hurt.
The other driver, Dekele D. Gurley, 24, of nearby Crosby, also was not injured, the patrol added.
Magnuson was heading east on County Road 11 and went through a stop sign before his Jeep Cherokee collided with Gurley’s Ford Explorer, which was southbound on Hwy. 6, the patrol said.
Two other fatalities were reported in Minnesota on Saturday, both involving people who were not wearing seat belts.
Frank Joseph Anderson, 63, of Zumbro Falls, was killed when his Ford Escort veered off Hwy. 61 in Red Wing and into a ditch, eventually ending up underneath a parked pickup truck, according to the State Patrol.
And in Bigfork Township, Cody Wayne Goble, 33, died when his truck went into a ditch. Goble, of Bigfork, was thrown from his vehicle.