Minnesota State Patrol
Incident Number: 13801573  Incident Date/Time: 11/8/2013 9:21:00 Pm  
MSP District: 2800  
Number Of Individuals: 4    
Number Of Vehicles: 2   
         
Location: Highway 371,  Milepost: 86    
Road Type: Black Top  
Road Condition: Icy  
County: Cass  
Number Of Lanes: 2  
Crash Type: Broadside,  Undivided Roadway  
Incident Classification: Serious Injury
        
Assisting Agencies:
    Cass County Sheriff's Office  
    Walker Police Department  

The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a serious injury crash involving two vehicles on Highway 371 south of Walker. A 2004 Dodge Intrepid was traveling southbound on Highway 371 and lost control on the icy road. It slid into the path of a 2000 Chrysler Minivan traveling northbound on 371. The Minivan struck the Intrepid on the passenger side. 
 
The driver of the Dodge Intrepid, Steven K. Merritt, 42 , of Hackensack, Mn., was transported to Brainerd and then airlifted to the Hennipin County Medical Center in Minneapolis with critical injuries. Both passengers of the Minivan, Emily J. Widman, 15, of Walker, Mn., and Grace M. Steward, 16, of Akeley, Mn., were transported to Park Rapids with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the Minivan, Kara L. Widman, 47, of Walker, Mn., received no apparent injuries.

Information Believed Complete  
Last Updated: 11/9/2013 12:51:31 AM     
    
    

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