UPDATE: As a result of erroneous information provided the Dispatch by the State Patrol, it was first reported that alcohol was involved in this accident. Capt. Mark Johanssen said alcohol was not a factor in this crash. Neither driver had been drinking. The Dispatch regrets the error.
BAXTER - A 40-year-old Brainerd woman was in critical condition Saturday at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale after being involved in a two-vehicle accident Friday at Highway 210 and Elder Drive in Baxter.
Camella Wynn was airlifted to North Memorial for a broken right leg and head injuries.
Emergency personnel worked the scene Friday where two vehicles crashed broadside at the intersection of Highway 210 and Elder Drive in Baxter. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls » Purchase reprints of this photo.
The State Patrol reported that Mary Linder, 51, Lake Shore, who was driving a Ford Mustang, had bumps and bruises and was treated at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd and then released.
The State Patrol reported that Linder was driving west on Highway 210 and Wynn, who was driving a Ford Taurus, was stopped at Elder Drive and Highway 210, when she pulled out to cross Highway 210 when the vehicles collided broadside.
The accident was reported at 12:17 p.m.
A 40-year-old Brainerd woman was carried into the helicopter Friday to be airlifted to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale. The woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash at Highway 210 and Elder Drive in Baxter. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls » Purchase reprints of this photo.
This same intersection was the site of a crash a week ago that claimed the life of a Cushing man.
Baxter Police Chief Jim Exsted said Friday in the past eight months there have been two fatal crashes at this intersection, which is just west of Highway 371. Exsted said the police department has been working with the Minnesota Department of Transportation on ways to address safety concerns at the intersection. Exsted said the Crow Wing County Passenger Coalition also plans to address the intersection at its June 8 meeting.
"I'm not sure what will come out of it, but I'm hopeful the engineers will come up with a solution," said Exsted.
"This is just one of those things that you can't ignore."
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