Woman dead after head-on crash in Pope County Sunday night

A woman died after a head-on crash on Highway 55 the night of Christmas Eve.

A Minnesota State Patrol (MSP) crash report states the crash happened just before 8 p.m. on Highway 55 at Mile Post 77 in Chippewa Falls Township.

The crash reportedly involved a Honda Pilot that was eastbound on Highway 55 and a Toyota Yaris that was westbound on Highway 55.

The driver of the Pilot, an 18-year-old woman from Wilmar, sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The report states alcohol is not suspected to be a factor in her involvement.

The driver of the Yaris, 57-year-old Michelle Lee Kliber from Glenwood, died from injuries sustained in the crash.

Road conditions were reportedly wet at the time of the crash.