Crash near Morton kills 3 10 Dec 17

Three people including a one-year-old child were killed in a crash near Morton Saturday afternoon.  The state patrol says a 2002 Ford Winstar was southbound on Highway 71 and a 2009 Mitsubishi Galant northbound on 71.  The Mitsubishi attempted to pass a vehicle on a bridge and collided head-on with the Ford.  Drivers of the vehicles – 41-year-old Teresa Linde of Redwood Falls and Shaunna Marie Kraft of Lakefield were killed as was a one-year-old passenger in Kraft’s vehicle, whose name was not released.  Two other passengers in Kraft’s vehicle – 27-year-old Khampong Thammalong of Lakefield and 7-year-old Ryler Loren Ybarra, no known address, were taken to hospitals in the Twin Cities with life-threatening injuries.  Neither driver nor Ybarra were wearing seatbelts.  Morton and Redwood Falls Police along with the Redwood and Renville County Sheriff’s Departments and the Minnesota Department of Transportation assisted at the scene.