PIPESTONE — The Pipestone County Sheriff’s Office, Holland Fire Department and First Responders, Pipestone County Ambulance and the Minnesota State Patrol responded to a report at 3:13 p.m. Friday of a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of 120th Avenue and 211st Street in rural Pipestone County.
A 2012 Chevrolet Silverado crew cab pickup and a 2011 Nissan Leaf collided at that intersection. The drivers of each vehicle were transported from the scene of the crash to the Pipestone County Medical Center by the Pipestone County Ambulance to be treated for injuries sustained in the crash. A 71-year-female passenger in the Leaf, later identified as Linda Bernard of Balaton, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Pipestone County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the crash. The Minnesota State Patrol is assisting in that investigation. Once the investigation is completed the facts of the investigation will be forwarded to the Pipestone County Attorney’s Office for review of criminal charges.