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1 Dead In Head-On Crash In Olivia

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OLIVIA, Minn. (WCCO) – A St. Paul man is dead after a head-on crash in Olivia on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

The fatal accident occurred at 1 p.m. on Highway 212 near Highway 71 in Renville County. A 1999 Volkswagen Passat, driven by 55-year-old Bu Shwe, collided with a 2011 Dodge Ram, driven by Michael Traxler, age 31.

Shwe was taken to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, where he later died from his injuries early Thursday morning.

Traxler, of Long Prairie, was unharmed, as was his passenger, 18-year-old Hope Nue of Granite Falls.

The State Patrol is investigating the accident.

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