Fatal Car Accident Involving Semi

By KBJR News 1

Fatal Car Accident Involving Semi

January 1, 2013 Updated Jan 1, 2013 at 12:45 PM CST

Deer River, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- One person is dead and another in critical condition after a car was struck by a semi along Highway 6 in Itasca County.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, on Monday, a Chevy Lumina driven by 27 year old Samuel Deotis of Bigfork, MN was traveling southbound on Highway 6, about 12 miles north of Deer River, when he tried to make a left turn and was struck by a semi that was also traveling southbound.

Deotis was pronounced dead at the scene. Deotis' passenger 24 year old Nora Emery of Bigfork was flown to St. Mary's Hospital in Duluth and is listed in critical condition.

The driver of the semi received no apparent injuries in the crash.

The Deer River Police Department and the Itasca County Sheriff's Office both responded to the scene of the accident.

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