UPDATED: Fatal accident at Highway 71, Anne Street
BEMIDJI -- A Northome woman was killed in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday morning at the U.S. Highway 71 and Anne Street Northwest intersection in Bemidji.
The accident was reported at 10:44 a.m. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 1998 Buick LeSabre driven by Karen O'Laughlin, 71, of Northome was eastbound on Anne Street Northwest when it was struck by a 1986 International truck driven by Cory Honer, 46, of Laporte, who was traveling north on Highway 71.
A passenger in the LeSabre, Loretta Willard, 80, of Northome, was taken to Sanford Bemidji Medical Center, where she later was pronounced dead, the patrol said in a release. O'Laughlin also was transported to Sanford Bemidji with non-life-threatening injuries. Honer suffered no apparent injuries, the patrol said. All three were wearing their seatbelts.
The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office also assisted at the scene