Montevideo woman severely injured in Stevens County crash

A Lifelink helicopter leaves the scene of a multi-vehicle crash Monday on U.S. Highway 59 south of Morris. (Brooke Kern / Stevens County Times)

MORRIS -- An 18-year-old Montevideo woman was airlifted to a Sanford hospital in North Dakota after being involved in a serious three-vehicle crash Monday near Morris.

The woman suffered injuries believed to be life-threatening, according to the Minnesota State Patrol's initial report.

The crash took place at approximately 12:27 p.m. Monday on U.S. Highway 59 near Stevens County Road 8. The highway was closed for a time due to the crash.

The State Patrol report said the woman was driving a 2014 Ford Taurus northbound on Highway 59 when the car struck a Minnesota Department of Transportation truck working on the shoulder. The Taurus then entered the southbound lane of Highway 59. A Freightliner semi was traveling in the southbound land and struck the Taurus.

The driver of the MnDOT vehicle, Robert Eric Kloos, 53, of Morris, and the driver of the semi, Charles Fredrick Green, 65, of Breckenridge, were not injured in the crash.


Everyone was wearing their seat belts and alcohol was not involved, the State Patrol said. Road conditions were dry at the time of the crash.

Assisting at the scene were Life Link, Morris Police Department, Morris Fire Department and the Stevens County Sheriff's Office.

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