Names released in fatal crash on Highway 169 in Itasca Co.

Names released in fatal crash on Highway 169 in Itasca Co.

Updated: January 18, 2021 09:35 AM
Created: January 17, 2021 01:55 PM

The State Patrol is investigating a fatal vehicle crash that occurred on Highway 169 in Itasca County Sunday morning. 

Authorities say a Ford Explorer was going eastbound on Highway 169 in Greenway Township around 5:00am when it crossed the center line and struck a Dodge Ram head on.

According to authorities, the driver of the Ford Explorer, 38-year-old Mathew Kirkpatrick, of Keewatin, suffered life-threatening injuries.

The update said the driver of the Dodge Ram, 69-year-old Larry Meyer, of Hibbing, died.

Kirkpatrick is being treated at Essentia Health-St. Mary's Hospital in Duluth.

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