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1 dead, 1 seriously injured in head-on crash

A Brainerd man died and a Little Falls man suffered serious injuries Thursday in a two-vehicle, head-on collision on Business Highway 371 near Greenwood Street, south of Brainerd.

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Emergency personnel respond to a fatal crash Thursday on Business 371 near Greenwood Street in Brainerd. (Kelly Humphrey, Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Video)
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A Brainerd man died and a Little Falls man suffered serious injuries Thursday in a two-vehicle, head-on collision on Business Highway 371 near Greenwood Street, south of Brainerd.

The Minnesota State Patrol reported a Dodge Stratus was traveling northbound on Business Highway 371 near Greenwood Street and a GMC Sierra was southbound in the same area. The state patrol report the GMC crossed over the centerline striking the Stratus head-on in the northbound lane.

Ray A. Demars, 57, Brainerd, who was driving the Stratus, died as a result of injuries suffered in the crash. The other driver, Gerrey W. Stevenson, 40, Little Falls, was seriously injured and was airlifted by North Memorial Air Care to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale. Stevenson was not wearing his seat belt.

The fatal was reported at 6:30 p.m.

The Brainerd police and fire departments and the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office assisted at the scene.

Related Topics: MINNESOTA STATE PATROL
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