(UPDATE) Young Child Among 2 People Killed in Iron Range Crash
Gilbert, MN (KROC-AM News) - The winter weather visiting northern Minnesota apparently contributed to a multi-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon that killed a young child and one of the drivers.
The State Patrol is reporting roads were snow and ice-covered when the deadly crash occurred on the Iron Range in the town of Gilbert shortly after 3 PM. The driver of the car lost control and slid into the path of an oncoming vehicle. After that collision, the car collided with a second car headed in the opposite direction, and a fourth vehicle rear-ended that car.
Patrol says the driver, 32-year-old Betty Jean Smith Aurora and one of her passengers, 11-year-old Dakota Smith, were killed. Another passenger, 10-year-old Madi Smith of Aurora, was transported to a Duluth hospital with life-threatening injuries and a 6-year-old boy was brought to a hospital in nearby Virginia with non-life-threatening injuries.
Two of the other drivers involved in the crash were not hurt, but the third had non-life-threatening injuries and is also taken to the hospital in Virginia for treatment.
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