Icy roads cause fatal crash near Morton (updated)

The Minnesota State Patrol is reporting a fatal accident that occurred on icy roads Friday evening near Morton. A 2007 Ford F-150, driven by Ta Ku, age 25 of St. Paul, was southbound on US Highway  71. Ku lost control of the vehicle, crossed the center line, and struck a northbound 2013 Ford Escape head-on. The driver of the Escape, Joann Dehncke, age 68 of Morton, was killed in the crash. Ku and the passengers of the F-150, 32-year-old Ka Lah, 27-year-old Mawmaw Lay, and juveniles aged 9, 7, 5, and 3, were all transported to Redwood Area Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The Minnesota State Patrol was assisted by the Fairfax Police Department.

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