A woman died Oct. 8 as the result of a two-vehicle traffic crash in the Town of Apple River.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office reports at 11:36 a.m., they were called out to the intersection of Mains Crossing Ave. and 70th St., for the accident.

Upon arrival, it was determined a Mazda SUV was northbound on 70th St. when it failed to stop at the stop sign and struck a Chrysler minivan, traveling eastbound on Mains Crossing Avenue. The female passenger of the Chrysler was pronounced dead at the scene. The male driver of the Chrysler sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to Regions Hospital where he remains in critical condition. 

The lone female occupant of the Mazda sustained serious injuries. It was stated in the release, inattentive driving by the operator of the Mazda was believed to be a factor in the crash.

The Sheriff's Office reports they are still investigating the accident.  

They were assisted by the Apple River Fire Department and First Responders, Amery Area Ambulance, Life Link Air Ambulance Service and the Polk County Medical Examiner. 

The names of those involved will be released at a later date. 



The Polk County Sheriff's Office updated the accident on Oct. 9. The male driver died from the injuries sustained in the crash. 

The victims were identified as Jerri Wayne LaPage, 70, and Heidi LaPage, 58, both of Clayton. 

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