By WCCO-TV

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — One driver was killed and another seriously hurt in a head-on crash Wednesday afternoon in northern Minnesota.

The Minnesota State Patrol says the crash happened shortly before 3 p.m. on Highway 2, about 10 miles southeast of Grand Rapids, when a Chevy Trailblazer heading east crossed the center lines and collided with a Jeep Cherokee.

Killed was 24-year-old Brienne Brodie, of Duluth, the driver of the Trailblazer. She was not wearing a seat belt, troopers say.

The Cherokee’s driver, a 57-year-old woman from Grand Rapids, suffered life-threatening injuries. Emergency crews brought her to a Duluth hospital for treatment.

Road conditions were wet at the time of the crash, investigators say. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor.

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