1 dead in wrong-way crash on Highway 53

ORR, MN – A Nett Lake woman is dead following a wrong-way crash on Highway 53 late Friday afternoon.

It happened around 5:30 p.m. north of Willow River Road in Leiding Township.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a Volvo S80 was traveling north in the southbound lane when it collided head-on with a Chevy Silverado.

The Chevy rolled and struck a Freightliner semi, also traveling southbound.

The State Patrol identified the driver of the Volvo as Lorraine Elizabeth Connor, 75, of Nett Lake. She was pronounced dead on the scene.

The driver and passenger of the Silverado were both rushed to Cook Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the semi wasn’t hurt, the State Patrol said.

Road conditions were reportedly dry at the time.

Kevin Jacobsen

Kevin Jacobsen

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