Bemidji woman killed in crash with coach bus

A Bemidji woman is dead after a crash near Bemidji Friday afternoon.

According to the state patrol, 61-year-old Francine Harrom was driving a Chevy Cavalier, crossing on the intersection of Highway 2 and Adams Avenue when she was T-boned by an eastbound coach bus that ran the red light.

The driver of the bus, 48-year-old Jeffrey Sele of Thief River Falls, was uninjured.

The report said it was unknown if Harrom was wearing her seat belt, or if Sele was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.

Road conditions were wet at the time, around 12:30 p.m., and the Bemidji Police Department and Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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