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UPDATE: 77-year-old driver dies after head-on crash near Parkers Prairie

A head-on crash just south of the Parkers Prairie city limits on Highway 29 yesterday resulted in the death of one of the drivers, Lucille Vogt. (Echo Press photo by Al Edenloff)

Lucille Vogt, 77, of Parkers Prairie died after a head-on crash just south of Parkers Prairie Wednesday morning.

She was driving a 2003 Ford Taurus north on Highway 29 at about 8:30 a.m. when she was struck by a 1998 Cavalier that crossed the centerline, according to the State Patrol.

Vogt was transported to the St. Cloud Hospital where she later died from her injuries.

The 18-year-old driver of the Cavalier, Kayla Carry of Browerville, was seriously injured. The Life Link III air ambulance in Alexandria was called to the scene and transported Carry to the St. Cloud Hospital.

Carry's condition, initially listed as critical, was upgraded to fair as of Thursday morning.

The Parkers Prairie Fire Department was called to the scene to extricate the victims. North Ambulance and the sheriff's offices from Douglas and Otter Tail County also responded.

Both drivers were wearing their seat belts, according to the State Patrol.

Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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