Wadena woman, 87, killed in two-car crash

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An 87-year-old Wadena woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 25, south of Deer Creek in Otter Tail County.

The crash occurred at around 1:30 p.m. at the intersection of highways 210 and 73, according to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol.

A Lincoln MKX was traveling south on County Road 73 when it ran a stop sign, according to the report. The Lincoln was T-boned by a Toyota Camry that was traveling west on Highway 210, causing injuries to all occupants.

Gloria Mae Larson, 87, of Wadena was killed in the crash. She was a passenger in the Lincoln. The driver, Roland Herman Larson, 92, of Wadena suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to St. Cloud Hospital.

The driver of the Toyota, Adrianne Elizabeth Kashale, 28, of Sioux Falls and her passenger, Gary Bwanya Kashale, 31, of Sioux Falls both suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Both were taken to Tri-County Hospital in Wadena.


All occupants were wearing seat belts, and alcohol was not a factor in the crash, according to the report.

Responding agencies included Bertha Police Department, Henning Police Department, Deer Creek Fire, Tri-County Ambulance as well as two helicopters, Life Link III and North Memorial Air Care.

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