Head-on Crash Near Morton Kills Three, Including Toddler 11 Dec 17

REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. (AP) — The State Patrol says a head-on crash in southwestern Minnesota has killed three people, including a toddler.

Authorities say 34-year-old Shaunna Kraft of Lakefield was trying to pass another vehicle on a bridge on Highway 71 when she collided head-on with a minivan driven by 41-year-old Teresa Linde of Redwood Falls.

Both drivers died at the scene. Also killed was a 1-year-old in Kraft’s car, Brexlee Brian Thammalong.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports neither driver was wearing a seat belt. The child was in a child’s car seat, but the State Patrol is looking into whether the car seat was properly installed.

The patrol says two others in Kraft’s car suffered life-threatening injuries. The crash happened Saturday evening near Morton.