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Chisago County Commissioner in Critical Condition After Crash That Killed Another Driver

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.

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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.

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