Woman dies in head-on crash in Beltrami County Friday morning

The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office says a 76-year-old woman has died following a head-on crash near Alaska Township on Friday morning. According to the Sheriff’s office, a call came in at approximately 7:15 a.m. regarding a vehicle accident on Lumberjack Road NW (County State Highway 32) about four miles east of Minnesota Highway 89.

Emergency Responders arrived on scene and began life saving measures on the driver of a 2014 Buick Verano. The woman was alone in the Buick and pronounced dead on scene.

The preliminary investigation of the accident indicates the Buick was traveling eastbound on Lumberjack Road NW when it passed a farm implement in a no passing zone on a hill. A 2000 Ford F150 was traveling westbound and met the Buick in a head-on collision. The Sheriff’s Office says the driver of the Ford suffered minor injuries and was not transported by ambulance.

The name of the victim has not been released.

The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Red Lake Ambulance, Red Lake Police Department, Red Lake Fire Department, Alaska Fire Department, Minnesota State Patrol, Blackduck Ambulance and North Country First Responders.