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Child dies after being struck by vehicle on Highway 169

The Minnesota State Patrol responded to the fatal incident, reported at 10:47 p.m., in Kathio Township, north of Onamia.

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Brainerd Dispatch

BRAINERD — A 6-year-old Onamia girl died Thursday, Jan. 13, after she was struck by a vehicle on Highway 169 in Mille Lacs County.

The Minnesota State Patrol responded to the fatal incident, reported at 10:47 p.m., in Kathio Township, north of Onamia. According to the crash report, a 2013 GMC Acadia SUV was southbound on the highway when the SUV hit the girl, who was reportedly in the path of the vehicle when she was hit.

The child was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Acadia, whose name has yet to be released, is a 48-year-old woman from Garrison.

The state patrol reported the road was dry at the time.

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Assisting at the scene were the Mille Lacs County Sheriff’s Office.

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