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One killed, one injured in crash [UPDATED]

Published 4:13am Monday, September 9, 2013 Updated 6:17am Monday, September 9, 2013

A Moorhead woman was killed and a Pelican Rapids man was injured in a head-on crash Friday afternoon just northwest of Pelican Rapids, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

A vehicle headed eastbound on Hwy. 34 crossed the center line and hit another vehicle head on east of County Rd. 23 at 3:08 p.m.

Janeen Virnala, 60, of Moorhead, died in the crash. She was a passenger in the vehicle that crossed the center line. The driver of the other vehicle, Steven Haiby, 47, of Pelican Rapids, was taken to Essentia Health St. Mary’s in Detroit Lakes for non-life threatening injuries.

Both Virnala and Haiby were wearing seatbelts.

The Otter Tail County and Cass County sheriff’s offices assisted at the scene.

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