One injured in wrong-way crash in northern Minnesota

Police General

FARGO- One person was hurt in a wrong-way crash involving four people in two different cars on Tuesday night in Nisswa, Minnesota.

According to Minnesota State Patrol, a car crossed the median into the southbound lane of Highway 371 near Tall Timbers Road after the driver lost control at 9:50 p.m. Tuesday.

The car then struck another southbound car.

Minnesota State Patrol identified Gerald Mihalic, 71, as the driver who lost control of his car.

Mihalic was hurt in the crash and taken to a hospital. The crash report indicates his injuries are non-life threatening.


The three people in the car struck in the crash did not get injured.

It was at least the second wrong-way crash in northern Minnesota in less than 24 hours.

An 82 year old man from Bemidji died after a car he was riding in crashed while traveling the wrong way on U.S. Highway 2 near Pete's Place West Monday night.

Earlier Monday, one person also died on U.S. Highway 2 in western North Dakota in a separate wrong-way crash.

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