UPDATE: Duluth accident victim identified
Duluth police have identified the victim of Friday's fatal crash as Wayne Allen Mullens, 41, of Duluth.
In a news release, police said Mullens was driving his 2000 Ford Focus southbound on Getchell Road when he collided with a northbound 2002 Jeep Liberty that had lost control and crossed over into Mullens' lane. Mullens was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Jeep, Christopher David Bombeck, 21, of White Bear Lake, Minn., was treated at Essentia Health St. Mary's Medical Center for a minor leg injury.
The crash was reported at 2:44 p.m. Friday just north of the St. Louis River Road. The vehicles came to rest in the ditch after the crash. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts and impairment was not believed to be a factor.
Police said the investigation is continuing.