Fatal Crash Near Blomkest 24 Mar 12

A Willmar man is dead and an Olivia man in critical condition following a head-on car crash just north of Blomkest Friday morning. A northbound 2003 Saturn driven by 19-year-old John Folk of Olivia collided head-on with a southbound Pontiac Sunfire driven by 42-year-old Brian Larson at just after 6:40am on Highway 71. Larson died at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar following the crash. Folk remains in critical condition at the hospital in Willmar. Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts, and both vehicles were totaled. The State Patrol says that conditions were foggy at the time of the crash. A section of Highway 71 was closed for a time following the accident while crews worked at the scene.