March 13, 2017 08:23 PM
A Chisago County commissioner is in critical condition after a wrong-way crash that killed another driver.
The State Patrol says 47-year-old Lora Walker was driving in the wrong direction on Interstate 35 near Rush City Saturday afternoon before crashing head-on with another car, killing the male driver.
Authorities are investigating whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.
Walker has been a Chisago County commissioner for 10 years. She is well-known in the county, and in her hometown of Stacy.
"We're just praying for her, and for her family, and for the poor man that was killed. This is a terrible thing in our community," Walker's neighbor Loreen Beckett said.
Authorities have not released the name of the driver killed in the crash.
Updated: March 13, 2017 08:23 PM
Created: March 13, 2017 05:13 PM
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