New Ulm Woman Dies in Crash 16 Nov 12

A New Ulm woman is dead after a head-on crash in Brown County early Thursday morning.

53-year-old Karen Branch died at the scene.

The State Patrol says she was driving a pickup that collided with a van driven by 52-year-old Roddy Verschelde of North Mankato. He was taken to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The crash happened just after 6am on Highway 14 near 250th Avenue, just east of Sleepy Eye.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.