1 dead, 2 critically injured in van crash in southwest Minnesota

The driver drifted off the road into a ditch and then struck a tree.
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A single-vehicle crash in southwest Minnesota was fatal for one passenger while the driver and another passenger suffered life-threatening injuries, according to the State Patrol. 

The crash happened just after 9 p.m. Monday on hwy. 67 in Minnesota Falls Township, which borders the southern edge of Granite Falls in Yellow Medicine County. 

The State Patrol crash report says the driver of a 2003 Dodge Caravan was eastbound on Hwy. 67 when it crossed the center line and gradually drove into the ditch and kept going for about 100 yards before hitting a tree head on. 

A passenger in the vehicle died after being transported to Hennepin County Medical Center. She has been identified as Kasandra Lee Krumm, 30, of St. Cloud. 

The driver, a 39-year-old Hopkins man, was transported to Sioux Falls Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Another passenger, a 59-year-old Granite Falls woman, was taken to Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls with life-threatening injuries. 

None of the three people involved in the crash was wearing a seat belt, the State Patrol said. 

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