Paynesville Woman Killed 05 Jan 12

A Paynesville woman is dead after a crash on Highway 71 in Kandiyohi County Tuesday afternoon. 64-year-old Betty Boehl was driving a Jeep wagon eastbound on Highway 9 and failed to yield at a stop sign at just after 4:30pm. Her vehicle was then broadsided by a southbound Chevy Traverse driven by 55-year-old Ruth Christenson of Kandiyohi. Boehl was pronounced dead at the St. Cloud Hospital following the crash. She was not wearing a seatbelt. Christenson was taken to Rice Memorial in Willmar with non life-threatening injuries. Both vehicles were totaled.