Woman seriously injured in Park Rapids crash
Four people were injured – one seriously – in a multiple car crash around 12:34 p.m. Sunday, June 5.
The accident occurred at the intersection of U.S. Hwy. 71 and State Hwy. 87, south of Park Rapids on Sunday afternoon.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 2019 Toyota Highlander driven by 61-year-old William Ludovissie of Loman, Minn. was traveling northbound on Hwy. 71. A 2020 Chevrolet Impala, driven by 60-year-old Patrick Hutchins of Cambridge, Minn., was traveling southbound on Hwy. 71 and waiting to make a left turn to the east side of the road when it was struck from behind by a 2002 Toyota Sienna Van, traveling southbound at high speed. The van was driven by Brianna Homan, 25, of Lakeville. The van caused the Impala to go into the northbound lane of traffic, where it was struck head on by the Highlander.
Judith Ann Ludovissie, 61, a passenger in the Highlander, received life-threatening injuries and was transported to Sanford Fargo.
The driver of the Highlander and a second passenger, Hawken Andersen, 7, also of Loman, Minn. were taken to CHI St. Joseph’s Health with non-life-threatening injuries.
Hutchins and the passenger in the van – Xandra Johnson, 25, of Barrett, Minn. – were also transported to CHI St. Joseph’s Health with non-life-threatening injuries.
Homan was uninjured.
The Minnesota State Patrol reported that everyone was wearing a seatbelt, alcohol was not involved and road conditions were dry.
Also responding to the scene were the Hubbard County Sheriff's Office, Park Rapids Police Department and Park Rapids Fire Department.