By WCCO-TV Staff

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — One driver is dead and another seriously injured following a head-on crash Sunday morning on Highway 169 in northern Minnesota.

The Minnesota State Patrol says the crash happened shortly after 5 a.m. near Greenway Township, which is just northeast of Grand Rapids. Investigators say a Ford Explorer traveling east on the highway crossed the center line and collided head-on with a Dodge Ram.

Killed in the crash was the driver of the Dodge Ram, a 69-year-old Hibbing man. The driver of the Explorer, 38-year-old Matthew Kirkpatrick of Keewatin, suffered life-threatening injuries.

Investigators believe impaired driving played a factor in the crash.