Paula J. Hadler, 55, of Sandstone, was killed on Saturday morning in a two-vehicle crash on Henriette Road (County Road 11) west of Pine City.
According to the Pine County Sheriff’s Office, on June 8 at approximately 10:15 a.m., Pine County 911 received a call of a motor vehicle accident. The caller reported two vehicles had collided at the intersection of Henriette Road and Brook Park Road.
Deputies along with Pine City Fire, Minnesota State Patrol, Essentia Ambulance, Pine City EMS and First Light Ambulance responded to the scene.
First responders found multiple occupants of the two vehicles that had been involved – a Chevrolet pickup and a Nissan Rogue. The driver of the pickup was found to be deceased at the scene. A passenger in the pickup was transported to an area hospital with severe injuries.
There were five occupants in the Nissan, none thought to be severely injured. Current conditions are unknown.
Initial investigation and witness statements indicate the pickup was northbound on Brook Park Road and failed to stop at the stop sign at Henriette Road. The Nissan was eastbound on Henriette Road and collided with the pickup in the intersection.
The driver of the Chevrolet pickup who died was identified as Hadler.
The Pine County Sheriff’s Office is being assisted in the investigation by the Minnesota State Patrol.