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Woman airlifted to Fargo hospital after being struck by semi

A Mahnomen woman was airlifted to a Fargo hospital on March 3 after pulling her vehicle out in front of a semi and being struck. The Minnesota State Patrol reports that Elisa Elva Bellanger, age 72, was driving a 2010 Dodge Caravan westbound on H...

A Mahnomen woman was airlifted to a Fargo hospital on March 3 after pulling her vehicle out in front of a semi and being struck.

The Minnesota State Patrol reports that Elisa Elva Bellanger, age 72, was driving a 2010 Dodge Caravan westbound on Highway 200, approaching the intersection with Highway 59, when she failed to stop for a stop sign and pulled out in front of a 2002 Freightliner Semi.

Bellanger suffered life-threatening injuries. She was not wearing a seat belt.

The driver of the semi, 33-year-old Joseph Mersereau of Calais, ME, was not hurt.

The crash occurred at 4:19 p.m.

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The Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Department, Mahnoment Police and Fire Departments, White Earth Tribal Police and DL Towing assisted at the scene.

Related Topics: MINNESOTA STATE PATROL
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