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One dead, two injured in head-on crash near Hinckley

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HINCKLEY, MN -- One person is dead and two others are facing life threatening injuries after a head on crash near Hinckley Friday afternoon.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a Kia Sportage was driving northbound on I-35, while the Mitsubishi Endeavor was headed southbound on I-35.

According to authorities, the Endeavor drifted into the median and crossed it, hitting the northbound Kia head-on.

The driver of the Kia has not been named, but authorities did report it was a 45-year-old man.

The driver of the Mitsubishi has been identified as Tabitha Sue Sigler, 21, of Cambridge, MN. She suffered life threatening injuries as a result of the crash. According to authorites she was not wearing a seatbelt.

The passenger of the Mitsubishi has been identified as Santino Hilario Chavez, 36, of Saint Paul, MN. He was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Authorities said at this time they don't know if alcohol was a factor.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation reported Interstate 35 was closed to northbound traffic near Hinckley earlier Friday afternoon following the crash.

Bonney Bowman

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