A 50-year-old Brainerd woman died and another woman was injured at 8:43 a.m. Monday in a two-vehicle traffic accident at the intersection of Five Mile and Thompson roads, southeast of Brainerd.
Crow Wing County Sheriff Todd Dahl identified the victim as Roxanne M. Swanberg, age 50, of Brainerd. He said his thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the victim.
Swanberg, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was driving a Town and Country Chrysler minivan that was involved in a collision with a Dodge pick-up truck driven by Chelsey Lea Hettver, 19, of rural Brainerd. Hettver was discharged after being taken to Essentia Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd.
The intersection of the two dirt roads is 2 1/2 miles south of Highway 18 near Bethel Lutheran Church in Long Lake Township. The cause of the crash is being investigated by the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from the State Patrol. Also assisting at the scene were the Brainerd Fire Department and North Memorial Ambulance.