MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — One driver was killed and another seriously hurt when a car collided with a pickup truck Thursday afternoon in the north metro.
The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office says the fatal crash happened shortly after 4 p.m. on Viking Boulevard in Nowthen, just west of Highway 47.READ MORE: Tips For Buying A Home In A Historically Tough Market
A passenger car was traveling west when it collided head-on with a pickup truck. At the scene, emergency crews found both drivers injured.
Authorities identified the driver of the passenger car as 52-year-old Jared Ray Hortian of Elk River. Officials said he was not breathing and pronounced dead at the scene.READ MORE: What's The Risk Of Getting COVID On A Plane?
The injured driver of the pickup truck has been identified as 39-year-old Kelly Elizabeth Pierce of East Bethel, according to the sheriff’s office. She was airlifted to North Memorial Medical Center; the extend of her injuries are currently unknown.
This is the second fatal crash involving Viking Boulevard in Anoka County this week. It remains under investigation.MORE NEWS: DNR: Early 'Fish Kill' On Minnesota Lakes Isn't Cause For Alarm
The first fatal crash happened Wednesday, at the intersection of Highway 65, when a motorcycle collided with a flatbed truck. The motorcyclist was killed.