A Merrifield man died Thursday afternoon, Dec. 6, in a head-on collision near the intersection of Wise Road and Sugarberry Creek Road in Brainerd, the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office reported.
Daniel Robert Rehberger, 61, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver, Kevin Roger Dumpprope, 48, Motley, was taken to Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center by North Ambulance.
Crow Wing County Sheriff Todd Dahl said in a news release that the accident was reported at 4:23 p.m. Dumpprope was driving a 2015 Chevrolet pickup westbound on Wise Road when Rehberger, driving east in a 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche, rounded a curve and continued to drift over the centerline into the westbound lane. The two vehicles collided head-on.
The Brainerd and Baxter police departments, Minnesota State Patrol and Crow Wing County UAV (Drone) Team assisted the sheriff's office at the scene.