Authorities identify 2 killed in Kandiyohi County crash

Two people died due to a crash Wednesday morning in Whitefield Township, according to a news release from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities were notified of a crash near the intersection of County Road 5 and County Road 3 around 11:38 a.m. They found a Chrysler Pacifica and a Ford Edge in the ditch near the intersection.

Investigators believe the 75-year-old driver of the Ford Edge – identified Thursday as a Clara City woman – was heading westbound on County Road 3 when she crashed into the Chrysler Pacifica that was headed northbound on County Road 5.

Authorities say both occupants of the Chrysler Pacifica – 83-year-old Ronald Lundquist and 76-year-old Betty Lundquist – of Blomkest, Minnesota, died as a result of the crash. They were identified on Thursday.

The driver of the Ford Edge was taken to an area hospital for serious but non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said.