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Update: One killed and one injured in crash near Granite Falls

A car and a pickup were involved in a fatal accident Monday morning on Minnesota Highway 23 south of Granite Falls. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

GRANITE FALLS – Icy roads may be to blame for a two-vehicle head-on crash this morning south of Granite Falls that killed one individual and injured another.

The accident happened around 7:30 a.m. on state Highway 23, south of Yellow Medicine County Road 17.

According to the State Patrol Jennifer Henslin, 50, of Granite Falls was injured when the 2007 GMC Sierra pickup she was driving collided with a 2003 Honda Civic.

The driver of the Civic was killed. The identity of the driver has not yet been released.

Henslin was taken to the Granite Falls hospital.

The report indicates Henslin was going south on Highway 23 when she lost control of the pickup, which slid sideways and crossed the center line and collided with the second vehicle, which was going north on Highway 23.

Roads were icy at the time of the accident, according to the State Patrol.

Blowing and drifting snow is expected to continue throughout the day in west central Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Transportation is reporting that roads are currently in fair to difficult driving condition in much of the region.

Carolyn Lange

A reporter for 35 years, Carolyn Lange covers regional news with the West Central Tribune.

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