2 dead, 1 in critical condition after 2 separate crashes Saturday in Crow Wing County

Two people have died and one is in critical condition after two unrelated crashes on Saturday in Crow Wing County, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

On Saturday morning around 9:30 a.m., several departments went to the scene of a crash between a Jeep Wrangler and a Lincoln MKX in Rabbit Lake Township.

Authorities say the Jeep was traveling east and the Lincoln was traveling west when they collided on Highway 210 near County Road 32.

The report indicates the Jeep left the eastbound lane and struck the Lincoln in the westbound lane.

The driver of the Jeep, 17-year-old Sebastien Blondo of Kettle River, died at the scene.

The driver of the Lincoln, 75-year-old Curtis Watson of Aitkin, was taken to the hospital for life-threatening injuries.

Although the report did not say if weather contributed to the crash, it described road conditions as wet.

The second crash happened later in the day at an intersection in Nisswa.

The report says a Jeep Commander began crossing Highway 371 when it pulled into the path of a motorcycle traveling south on the highway.

The motorcycle then collided with a boat hitched to the Commander.

The motorcyclist, 26-year-old Alex Nelson from Akeley, died at the scene.

The Commander driver, a 62-year-old man from St. Paul, was not injured.

The report says road conditions were dry at the time, and Nelson was not wearing a helmet.