State Patrol Investigates Fatal Wrong-Way Crash in Elk River

State Patrol Investigates Fatal Wrong-Way Crash in Elk River Photo: KSTP

December 17, 2017 09:54 PM

The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a fatal Sunday morning crash in Elk River.

The State Patrol's incident report said a 1998 Ford Ranger driven by a 92-year-old Elk River man was going the wrong way in the westbound lane of Highway 10 near Main Street about 10:15 a.m. Sunday.


The vehicle struck a westbound 2013 Chevrolet Equinox driven by a 32-year-old Big Lake woman. Both airbags deployed, the report says.

Many in the community drove past the scene of the accident Sunday morning. 

"Your heart just breaks, especially at this time of the year," Deb Rontti said. "Life is very short anyway, and for somebody to lose their life as a result of an unfortunate accident is just sad, really sad."

Neither driver's name was released. The report did not say which driver was killed, or if they both were. It says more information will be released Monday morning. 

Road conditions were listed as dry.



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