UPDATED: Woman killed in 2-vehicle collision near New London, Minnesota
Two vehicles collided on U.S. Highway 71 west of New London early Sunday in a fatal crash. The Minnesota State Patrol closed the highway for several hours to investigate the crash and clear the road.
NEW LONDON, Minn. — A Willmar, Minnesota, woman died early Sunday in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 71 west of New London.
Dalia Zuniga, 52, of Willmar, was killed in a collision between her 2015 Chevrolet Malibu and 2009 GMC Sierra driven by Daniel Lohse, 18, of Willmar. The Chevrolet was traveling north, and the GMC was traveling south when they collided, according to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol.
The crash occurred at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday, and the highway was closed until about 6 a.m. between Minnesota Highway 9 and County Road 148.
Lohse and a passenger in the Chevrolet, Sergio Vicente Valador-Venzor, 31, of Belgrade, suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Lohse was taken to CentraCare-St. Cloud Hospital, and Valador-Venzor was taken to CentraCare-Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.
New London is about 15 miles northeast of Willmar.