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Sunday, February 5, 2023

Windom woman killed in Saturday crash

A two-vehicle accident in Stearns County claimed the life of a 50-year-old Windom woman Saturday morning.

According to the State Patrol, a 2013 Toyota van, driven by 50-year-old Lana Tibodeau of Windom, and a 2010 Chevy Cargo Van, driven by Manuel Gaurdado, address unknown, collided head-on on Highway 23 near the junction of County Road 123, near Paynesville. Tibodeau was east-bound on Highway 23, while Guardado was west-bound on Highway 23.

The accident was reported at 8:20 a.m. Saturday. The State Patrol noted that road conditions were wet at the time of the accident.

Tibodeau was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger, 15-year-old Caleb Tibodeau, was transported to St. Cloud Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Guardado and two passengers also were transported to St. Cloud Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Assisting the State Patrol at the scene were the Paynesville police and fire departments, Stearns County Sheriff’s Department, Chain of Lakes Fire Department and Centra Care Ambulance.

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