State Patrol: Alcohol Involved In Fatal Wrong-Way Crash

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota State Patrol says alcohol was involved in a fatal head-on crash that left one dead near Little Falls Monday.

Investigators say 70-year-old Lana Jen Nornberg, from Little Falls, was driving the wrong way in a Suburu on Highway 10 when she sideswiped a semi at about 4 p.m.

Nornberg then hit a Ford Escape head-on, killing passenger Dolores Ann Mickow, 86, from Wabasha.

The driver of the Ford — 52-year-old Patricia Ann Gerchy, from Bemidji – suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The two occupants of the semi — 38-year-old driver John Hulst and 28-year-old Kayla Sue Barth, both from Viking — were not hurt.

Nornberg suffered non-life threatening injuries. Investigators say she was driving while intoxicated.

The state patrol is investigating.

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