Longville woman killed, two more injured in Highway 200 crash

A Longville woman was killed and two more were injured, one seriously, after a crash on Highway 200 Monday afternoon.

The Minnesota State Patrol says 53-year-old Virginia Stewart was heading west on Highway 200 when a Chevy Silverado struck her Hyundai Tucson head on, while the driver was passing another vehicle at a high rate of speed.

Stewart was killed at the scene of the crash around 1:50 p.m., in Turtle Lake Township at the intersection of 44th Ave. NW.

A passenger in the Chevy, 39-year-old LaVae Oothoudt of Sauk Rapids, was ejected from the vehicle and was transported to Sanford Bemidji for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

The Chevy driver, 39-year-old Corey Wuori of Walker, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Sanford Bemidji.

Wuori, according to the state patrol, was under the influence of alcohol and neither Chevy occupant was wearing a seat belt.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office, Leech Lake Tribal Police Department and North Ambulance 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 all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University.


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