1 dead in Hwy 65 crash

The Mora Area Fire Department, Kanabec County Sheriff’s Office and Minnesota State Patrol work to reconstruct and clear the scene of the crash.

A Mora woman, 42-year-old Stacy Renee Gariepy, died today in a collision with a semi on Highway 65 near the intersection of 160th Ave. south of Mora.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol incident report, at approximately 1:45 p.m. June 10, Gariepy was driving northbound in a 2004 Chevrolet Classic.

The Classic crossed the center line and collided head on with a southbound Peterbilt semi tractor hauling a gravel trailer.

The semi overturned and came to a stop in the east ditch. The driver of the semi, Jason R. Cash, 35, of Harris, was taken to FirstLight Health System hospital with not-life threatening injuries.

Highway 65 was closed to traffic in both directions for several hours.

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