A 64-year-old Waverly woman died Tuesday, Nov. 20, after the car she was driving struck a semitrailer and an SUV, sending five people-including two young children-to the hospital to be treated for injuries.
The Minnesota State Patrol reported the crash occurred on Highway 25 at 133rd Street in Pierz Township, claiming the life of Vonda Lea Hyldahl.
The state patrol reported a Kenworth semitrailer, driven by 56-year-old Kevin John Block of Pierz, was traveling north on Highway 25 while a Chevrolet Equinox was stopped in the southbound lane, waiting to turn left at 133rd Street. A Kia Optima, driven by Hyldahl, was traveling west on 133rd Street when it failed to stop. The Kia hit both the semitrailer and the Equinox, driven by Adam Alan Hanson, 27, Little Falls.
Transported to St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls were Block and Hanson, along with Hanson's passengers-Jasmine Renee Morgan, 24; Audrey Aria Hanson, 5; and Jaelah Rayne Hanson, an infant. All survivors of the crash wore seat belts, the state patrol reported, and the crash caused airbags to deploy in the SUV and in the Kia. Whether the woman who died wore a seat belt was not known Tuesday night.
The crash occurred at 5:03 p.m. Assisting at the scene were the Morrison County Sheriff's Office, Gold Cross Ambulance and the Pierz Fire Department.