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One dies, one critical after crash near Pelican Rapids

A Pelican Rapids woman has died and a man is in critical condition after a two-vehicle crash Monday morning in Otter Tail County.

Family members say Luverne D. Peterson, 82, of Pelican Rapids died in the hospital as a result of the accident. She was originally reported to have suffered non life-threatening injuries, according to the State Patrol.

Robert L. Peterson, 83, of Pelican Rapids is in critical condition, according to the State Patrol.

He was the driver and she was a passenger in a 2013 Kia Rio that collided with a 2007 Chevy Silverado, driven by Matthew J. Milbeck, 29, of Pelican Rapids. He suffered minor injuries, according to the State Patrol.

The Kia was northbound on Otter Tail County Road 9.

The Silverado was stopped at a stop sign on 450th St., turned onto County Road 9 to go northward, and struck the Kia, according to the State Patrol.

The collision occurred about a mile south of the Pelican Rapids airport. It was reported at 8:18 a.m. on dry two-lane blacktop. The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office assisted at the scene.