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UPDATED: 1 person dead, 1 injured in Otter Tail County head-on crash

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A Pelican Rapids man was injured and a Moorhead woman killed in a head-on crash in Otter Tail County.

The crash occurred just after 3 p.m. on Friday, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.


Steven Haiby, 47, was westbound on Highway 34 when an eastbound car crossed the center line and hit his jeep east of County Road 23.

Haiby was taken to Essentia Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Detroit Lakes with injuries that were not life-threatening, the patrol stated in a release.

Dead at the scene was Janeen Virnala, 60, who was a passenger in one of the vehicles, according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office.

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