One person died and two others were seriously injured in a head-on crash on an icy Minnesota highway.
A Chevy Silverado with three occupants was headed northbound on Highway 1 in St. Louis County Thursday afternoon, the Minnesota State Patrol said. At about 4:50 p.m., near Camp Lake Road in Morse Township, the driver of a Subaru Crosstrek heading the opposite direction drifted over the center line, according to the incident report.
The Crosstrek hit the Silverado head-on.
The collision killed 72-year-old Patricia Jo Marsnik of Ely, who was a passenger in the Chevy pick-up truck.
Another passenger in the pick-up, an 80-year-old man, suffered life-threatening injuries. The pick-up's driver, a 74-year-old man, had non-life threatening injuries. Both men, from Ely, were taken to Essentia Health Duluth.
The driver of the Crosstrek also suffered life-threatening injuries. The 38-year-old Superior, Wisconsin, man was transported to Essentia Health Duluth. He was the only occupant in the Subaru.
The State Patrol says alcohol does not appear to be a factor and notes everyone was wearing a seat belt.
Road conditions were snowy and icy at the time of the wreck.