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Willmar woman critical after Highway 71 crash

WILLMAR -- A 19-year-old Willmar woman is in critical condition due to injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash around 11 a.m. this morning along U.S. Highway 71 north of Willmar.

According to the State Patrol, Jenna L. Van Buren was driving a 1998 Mercury that collided with a 2005 Ford van driven by Paul A. Wier, 50, of Osakis, at the intersection of Highway 71 and County Road 90.

Van Buren was taken to Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar and then was airlifted to another hospital, which was not listed by the Patrol. Weir was not injured.

The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's office assisted at the scene.