Fatal Crash Near Blomkest 23 Mar 12

One person is dead and another was serioulsy injured in a two-vehicle crash near Blomkest this morning.

19-year-old John Folk of Olivia was taken to Rice Memorial Hospital in critical condition.

The State Patrol says he was driving north on Highway 71, when he collided head on with a southbound vehicle. The Patrol says that driver died at Rice Memorial Hospital. The driver’s name hasn’t been released.

The crash happened on Highway 71 just north of the County Road 80 intersection. just after 6:30.

Conditions were foggy at the time of the crash.

The crash caused a section of Highway 71 to be closed for a time this morining while crews worked at the scene.