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Forum staff reports, Published October 03 2012

One person dead, another in critical condition after head-on crash in northwest Minn.

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. – One person died and another was airlifted in critical condition to a Fargo hospital after a head-on crash Tuesday in Marshall County, the Minnesota State Patrol reported.

Jodi E. Larson, 40, of Thief River Falls, died at the scene of the crash about 10 miles northwest of Thief River Falls, according to a news release from the patrol.

Larson was a passenger in a pickup that was struck head-on by a car that crossed the centerline on Highway 59 at about 8:21 p.m., the patrol said.

Her husband, Brian R. Larson, 41, who was driving the pickup, was taken to Sanford Health in Thief River Falls with non-life threatening injuries.

The car’s driver, 22-year-old Alanna Tureson of Karlstad, was airlifted to Sanford Medical Center in Fargo in critical condition. A passenger in the car, 21-year-old Andrea Tureson of Thief River Falls, was treated and released.

Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, the patrol said.

The Pennington County Sheriff's Office assisted at the scene.