The Minnesota State Patrol says an SUV was on the wrong side of the highway early Sunday morning near Lonsdale in Rice County and hit a car head-on.
The car was driven by 29-year-old Kacy Merseal of Des Moines, killing her. A passenger in the car, 30-year-old Tanya Von Weine of Story City, was injured.
Troopers say alcohol was a factor in the crash as the driver of the SUV, who was injured, had been drinking. He’s identified as 29-year-old Brandon Dellwo of Shakopee.
Merseal, the Iowan who died in the crash, was reportedly a lawyer and she was engaged to be married next year.