Nov 21, 2013 at 2:56 pm
ST. JOSEPH, Minn. (KNSI) - A 90 year-old Cold Spring woman was the victim of a fatal car / semi-trailer crash near St. Joseph on Thursday morning.
Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner says the crash happened at the intersection of Stearns County Road 2 and Minnesota Street West, at the bypass near Interstate 94, around 9:10 am.
58 year old Aaron Birr of Eden Valley was northbound on County Road 2, hauling a load of sand in his semi-trailer, when he collided with 90 year-old Marcella Cheely's car as she was attempting a left-hand turn from County Road 2 from Minnesota Street West.
Birr's vehicle slammed into the driver's side of the car before overturning.
Cheely was pronounced dead at the scene. Birr was taken by ambulance to St. Cloud Hospital.
The Stearns County Sheriff's Department was assisted by the Minnesota State Patrol.
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