Head-on crash in zero visibility near Moorhead injures 3


MOORHEAD - A head-on crash in zero visibility on Highway 75 south of Moorhead injured three people the morning of Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018.

Two of the injured are children, according to Minnesota State Patrol Sgt. Jesse Grabow.

Grabow, assisting with traffic control at the crash site, posted a photo on Twitter showing the poor conditions and the fact that the crashed vehicles weren’t even visible in the whiteout.

In the post, Grabow wrote “Zero visibility w/exception of the wind break my squad’s creating.”

The crash involved a van and an SUV on Highway 75 and 70th Ave. S. around 10:15 a.m.

Grabow said the van was going north in the southbound lane, colliding with an SUV headed south in the southbound lane.

The driver of the Dodge van, Carrilyn Smith, 38, of International Falls, Minn. was not injured.

Her passengers, 11 and 13, both had non-life threatening injuries.

The younger child was wearing a seatbelt, while the older one was not belted in, Grabow said.

The driver of the Toyota Highlander, Teri Lee Dobbs, 54 of Moorhead, also had non-life threatening injuries.

All three of the injured were taken by FM Ambulance to Sanford Medical Center in Fargo.

Their conditions were not available.