Wrong-Way Accident Kills Range Teen

By KBJR News 1

October 8, 2010 Updated Oct 8, 2010 at 8:02 PM CDT

VIRGINIA, MN. --- Late Thursday afternoon, a driver going the wrong way on Highway 53 near Virginia hit the vehicle carrying Kirsty Kilpela, driven by her 20 year old sister Candice Berg.

Their vehicle was then broadsided by another, hitting the passenger side.
Kilpela was airlifted to Essentia Health–St Mary's in Duluth where she later died form her injuries.

Kirsty's sister Candace is now listed in serious condition as of this afternoon.
She is at Essentia Health– St Mary's Medical Center in Duluth.

Principal Jan Meisch says students at Eveleth Gilbert High School have banded together in light of Thursday's tragedy.

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Posted by Northland's NewsCenter