ORTONVILLE, Minn. - One person suffered life-threatening injuries following a crash on Minnesota Highway 7 in western Minnesota Friday night.
According to an accident report by the Minnesota State Patrol, a 2004 Dodge Neon, driven by Jason Duane Avalsgard, 51, of Big Stone City, S.D., was travelling eastbound on Highway 7 near Ortonville around 9 p.m. Friday when the vehicle crossed the centerline and was struck on the passenger side by a 2018 Ford F151 driven by Mary Elizabeth Douglas, 59 of Bloomington, Minn., who was traveling westbound
Shannon Sue Tyler, 44, of Big Stone City, a passenger in Avalsgard’s vehicle, was transported to Sanford Medical in Fargo and suffered life-threatening injuries, according to the report. Nine-year-old Carsen Daniel Parkhill was transported to Ortonville Area Health Services with injuries that were not life-threatening.
Douglas and her passenger Ruth Elizabeth Osen, 101, of Bloomington, suffered injuries that were not life-threatening and were transported to Ortonville Area Health Services.
Alcohol may have been involved in the crash, according to the report.
Big Stone County Sheriff's Department, Appleton/Ortonville/Madison Ambulance, Ortonville Police Department, as well as Odessa and Appleton fire departments responded to the crash.
Ortonville is about 100 miles south of Fargo along the Minnesota/South Dakota border.