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UPDATED: Twenty-three year old Mahnomen woman dies in icy crash

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UPDATED: Twenty-three year old Mahnomen woman dies in icy crash
Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

A fatal broadside crash happened early this morning about 2 miles south of Mahnomen, Minn.

Gina Thompson, 23, of Mahnomen, died in the accident.

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According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 1993 Chevrolet Lumina was southbound on Highway 59 when Thompson, the driver, lost control and was fishtailing across both lanes of traffic. The vehicle was facing southwest in the northbound lane when it was struck by the front of a 2005 Freightliner Conventional.

The driver of the semi, Dean Sather, 67, of Badger, Minn., received no apparent injuries. No one else was involved in the crash.

Roads were icy when the accident occurred, at about 2:40 a.m. today.

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