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Forum staff reports, Published October 02 2012

Crash kills Pelican Rapids woman, injures 2

PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn. – A Monday morning crash just north of here killed one Pelican Rapids resident and injured two more, the Minnesota State Patrol reported.

At 8:18 a.m., 29-year old Matthew J. Milbeck stopped his 2007 Chevrolet Silverado at a stop sign on 450th Street and turned north onto County Road 9 when he struck a northbound 2013 Kia Rio.

The 82-year-old passenger in the Kia, Luverne D. Peterson, was taken by ambulance to St. Mary’s in Detroit Lakes and was pronounced dead at the hospital a few hours later.

The car’s driver, 83-year-old Robert L. Peterson, was taken to Lake Region Healthcare in Fergus Falls and was reported to be in critical condition.

Milbeck suffered minor injuries in the crash, according to the patrol.