A three-car collision at White Bear Lake on Monday morning claimed the life of a 51-year-old North Branch resident and wounded two others.
The Minnesota State Patrol reports that a Ford Expedition rear-ended a Dodge Dart that was attempting to make a left turn onto Highway 61 just after 8:20 a.m. on Highway 61, south of Leibel Street.
The Volvo XC90 then impacted the Ford Expedition head-on after the Ford Expedition had forced the Dodge into the Highway 61 northbound lanes, according to the investigation.
Kimberly A. Stieper, the Dodge’s driver, was taken to Regions Hospital, where she passed away.
According to authorities, the 15-year-old Ford passenger and the 30-year-old Volvo driver both had non-life-threatening injuries and were sent to Regions Hospital.
Authorities claim that the driver of the Ford was unharmed in the collision.