UPDATE: Victim identified in deadly crash near Wadena

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Published: Mar. 27, 2023 at 1:14 PM CDT
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WADENA, Minn. (Valley News Live) - The Minnesota State Patrol is identifying three people involved in a deadly crash along Highway 71 near Wadena, Minnesota.

The Wadena Police Department and Minnesota State Patrol responded to the crash involving an SUV and a semi just before 11:30 a.m. on Monday, March 27. Highway 71 was blocked in both directions and a detour was in place as authorities investigated and cleaned up the crash site.

The State Patrol says the semi was traveling north on Highway 71 and the SUV was going east on Leaf River Road when the two vehicles crashed at the intersection.

67-year-old Razia Sultana Qureshi of Motley died of her injuries. The driver of the SUV, 58-year-old Farha Naz of Motley, has life-threatening injuries.

The semi driver, 27-year-old Roman Polusmak of Olympia, Washington, was not hurt.