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Woman killed, two suffer life-threatening injuries in Highway 1 crash

A two-vehicle crash resulted in one death and multiple life-threatening injuries near Ely.

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A two-vehicle accident resulted in one death, two life-threatening injuries and one non-life-threatening injury for the drivers and passengers involved Thursday afternoon in Morse Township.

The accident, according to the Minnesota State Patrol, occurred on Highway 1 at Camp Lake Road when a southbound Subaru Crosstrek crossed the centerline and hit a northbound Chevy Silverado carrying two passengers. Snow and ice were a factor in the crash. A portion of Highway 1 was closed for hours Thursday evening due to the crash.

One passenger of the Silverado, Patricia Jo Marsnik, 72, of Ely, died as a result of the crash. Fellow passenger Raymond Leonard Marsnik, 80, of Ely, received life-threatening injuries and was transported to Essentia Health in Duluth. The driver of the vehicle, Robert Raymond Baier, 74, of Ely, received non-life-threatening injuries and was transferred to Duluth as well.

Ryan Anthony Reid, 38, of Superior was the sole occupant of the Subaru Crosstrek. He received life-threatening injuries and was transported to Essentia Health in Duluth.

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