PAYNESVILLE, Minn. — A woman is seriously hurt after a head-on crash on Highway 23 near Paynesville just before 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 12.
Minnesota State Patrol said a semitruck driven by 46-year-old Shawn Dreckman of Balaton, Minn., was going west on Highway 23.
An SUV driven by 66-year-old George Hooper was going east when it crossed the center line and hit the semi head on.
State patrol said alcohol was a factor in the crash.
Janice Hooper, 67, was a passenger in the SUV and taken to Hennepin County Medical Center to be treated for life-threatening injuries.
George Hooper had non-life threatening injuries and Shawn Dreckman was unharmed.