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Nevis woman dies in crash near Bemidji

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region Park Rapids, 56470

Park Rapids Minnesota PO Box 111 56470

A Nevis woman died Friday night after a two-vehicle accident west of Bemidji.

The Minnesota State Patrol out of Thief River Falls said Johanna Achilles, 70, was driving a 2000 Chrysler van south on state Highway 89 when the vehicle was hit by a 2004 Ford pickup truck driven by Travis L. Anderson, 34, Bovey.

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The accident was reported just before 9 p.m.

The van had stopped at the stop sign along Highway 89 and then began to proceed through the intersection.

Anderson, who had been headed west on U.S. Highway 2, said he tried to both change lanes and stop as soon as he saw the van proceed through the intersection.

Anderson was not injured. Also uninjured in the crash was Achilles' husband, David E. Achilles, 71, Nevis, who was a passenger in the van. Everyone involved in the crash were wearing their seat belts.

The roadway was wet at the time of the crash.

Both vehicles were totaled.

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