Fatal Wrong Way Accident Reported West of Bemidji Claims Another Life

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A fatal wrong-way traffic accident reported earlier this week has claimed another life.

According to the Minesota State Patrol, Margaret K Porter, 73, of Bemidji, was driving the 2007 Subaru Forester when it struck a 2007 Pontiac G6 driven by a Athena Anne Stanek, 21, of Fosston. Margaret was taken to Sanford Fargo and treated for injuries troopers at the scene described as life threatening. The patrol updated its report yesterday, saying that Porter had died from her injuries.

According to the State Patrol report, Russell Klynn Porter, 82, of Bemidji was killed during the accident on Highway 2, west of Bemidji.

Stanek was treated for non-life threatening injuries at Sanford Bemidji, and released.

Officials say alcohol was not a factor in the accident.

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