Highway 169 crash 1

A 2011 Honda Fit and a 2018 Kenworth semi block the southbound lanes of Highway 169 over the Blue Earth River after a fatal crash Tuesday. The State Patrol said the driver of the car — Michelle Marie Beier, 59, of Lake Crystal — was traveling north in a southbound lane on the highway when she died in the head-on collision at 11:28 a.m. near Riverfront Drive. The semi’s driver — Patrick Delmer Winkelman, 59, of St. Cloud — was not injured, the patrol said.