UPDATED: Person killed in accident at Highway 71 intersection identified
BEMIDJI -- The person killed in a two-vehicle accident north of Bemidji Monday afternoon has been identified.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 1997 Chrysler Town and County driven by Kelly Olson, 32, of Bemidji was eastbound on Balsam Road and was entering Highway 71 when it was struck by a 1996 Chevrolet pickup driven by Jason Stubbe, 27, of Bemidji, who was traveling south on Highway 71. Olson was killed in the accident, the patrol said. Stubbe was transported to Sanford Bemidji Medical Center with serious injuries, the patrol said. He was listed in stable condition Monday afternoon, according to Sanford spokesperson Lindsey Wangberg.
According to the patrol, Olson was wearing a seat belt but the air bag in the driver's side did not deploy, although the passenger side air bag did. Stubbe was wearing his seat belt and the air bag in his vehicle did deploy.
The accident occurred just after 1 p.m., and road conditions were listed as icy, the patrol said.