UPDATE 12:30 P.M. TUESDAY: Details released about fatal crash on CR 82 near AlexandriaMore information has been released about a two-vehicle fatal crash that happened at about 6:15 p.m. Monday on County Road 82, west of Alexandria.
By: Al Edenloff, Alexandria Echo Press
More information has been released about a two-vehicle fatal crash that happened at about 6:15 p.m. Monday on County Road 82, west of Alexandria, about a quarter mile east of Townhall Road.
Kristy Carlson, 40, of Alexandria was driving east with her 13-year-old daughter, Megan Victoria Carlson in a 2002 Oldsmobile that collided with a westbound 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by Erin McCoy, 38, also of Alexandria, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.
Megan Carlson was pronounced dead at the Douglas County Hospital.
Kristy Carlson was transferred to Hennepin County Medical Center where she was listed in satisfactory condition Tuesday morning.
McCoy was admitted to the hospital and was listed in good condition. She was traveling with her two boys, who were not injured in the crash.
Other departments responding to the scene included the State Patrol, Alexandria Fire and Rescue, Garfield Fire Department and North Ambulance.
Megan Carlson is the daughter of Kristy Carlson and Todd Carlson, both from Alexandria.
The exact cause of this accident is still under investigation by the sheriff’s office but weather at the time of the accident was a contributing factor, according to authorities. The county had been experiencing wet heavy blowing snow since about 2 p.m. that afternoon and most roads in the county had some form of snow accumulation on them at the time the accident occurred.