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.