Woman dead after Beltrami County crash in no passing zone

A woman in her 70s died in a crash in Beltrami County on Friday morning.

A press release from the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office said a Buick Verano was traveling eastbound on Lumberjack Road northwest in Alaska Township when it passed a farm implement in a no-passing zone at the top of a hill.

At the same time, a Ford F150 was traveling westbound on the road when the Buick hit it head-on.

The driver of the Buick, 76-year-old Kathleen Rose Patch, of Blackduck, died at the scene. The driver of the Ford F150 suffered minor injuries, according to the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office.

A spokesperson for the State Patrol said Patch was unbelted at the time of the crash.