STAPLES -- A 14-year-old Bertha boy is dead following a vehicle accident Sunday five miles west of Staples.
Jacob Edward Fosness was a passenger in a vehicle driven by his sister, Susanna Sharon Fosness, 20, also of Bertha. About 5:45 p.m., Susanna Fosness' vehicle collided with a vehicle driven by Marsha Ann Marcussen, 33, North Branch, at Wadena County roads 2 and 26, the Wadena County Sheriff's Department reported.
Jacob Fosness died at the scene. Susanna Fosness was transported to Lakewood Health System in Staples. Information on her condition was unavailable today.
Marcussen wasn't injured. Two passengers in her vehicle suffered minor injuries. Marcussen's Ford Excursion caught fire, but there were no injuries as a result of the fire.
Assisting the sheriff's department were the State Patrol, the Sebeka and Verndale police departments, the Verndale First Responders and ambulance crews from Tri-County Hospital in Wadena and Lakewood Health System in Staples.
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