On Feb. 4 at 11:48 p.m., a 2013 Honda Civic driven by Mardon Ellen So, 22, Hill City, was northbound on the right shoulder of Hwy. 169, stopped. A 2000 Chevy Express van driven by Tracy Allen Vaughn, 59, Foreston, was also traveling northbound on Hwy. 169.

The Honda accelerated away from the shoulder in what appeared to be a U-turn attempt and head southbound. The Chevy Express hit the Honda Civic on the driver’s side in the northbound lane. Mardon Ellen So was airlifted to the hospital, the extent of injuries had not yet been determined by press time. The driver of the Chevy Express sustained no apparent injury.

Road conditions were listed as dry. It was unknown if the parties were wearing their seat belts, alcohol was involved.

Assisting the Minnesota State Patrol was the Milaca Police Department, Mille Lacs Sheriff’s Office and Milaca Fire.

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