Weather Forecast


Park Rapids fire under investigation

Crash on icy road kills Mahnomen woman

region Park Rapids,Minnesota 56470
Park Rapids Enterprise
Crash on icy road kills Mahnomen woman
Park Rapids Minnesota PO Box 111 56470

A 23-year-old woman was killed early Saturday in a two-vehicle crash on an icy stretch of road a couple miles south of Mahnomen, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

Gina Thompson, of Mahnomen, was driving south on U.S. Highway 59 in a 1993 Chevrolet Lumina at about 2:40 a.m. when she lost control of the car and started fishtailing across both lanes of the two-lane blacktop, the patrol said.

The Lumina was facing southwest in the northbound lane when it was broadsided by a semitrailer driven by Dean Sather. Sather, 67, of Badger, Minn., was not injured, the patrol reported.

The Lumina was totaled, while the semitrailer sustained moderate damage.