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Fatal crash in Otter Tail County

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Fatal crash in Otter Tail County
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A Moorhead woman was killed Friday afternoon in a head-on crash on Highway 34 in Otter Tail County.

Janeen M. Virnala, 60, of Moorhead died in the accident. She was a passenger in 1996 Dodge Intrepid that was eastbound on Highway 34.

The car crossed the center line east of County Road 23 and collided with a 2007 Jeep CMP four-door wagon driven by Steven W. Haiby, 47, of Pelican Rapids.

He suffered non life-threatening injuries, according to the State Patrol.

The crash occurred about 3 p.m. on dry two-lane blacktop.

Deputies with Cass County and Otter Tail County assisted at the scene.

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