Ogema woman killed in Becker County crash

A 36-year-old Ogema woman was killed a single-vehicle crash in Becker County Saturday morning.

According to a release from the Becker County Sheriff’s Office, 36-year-old Jessica Hanks of Ogema was pronounced dead at the scene.

The preliminary crash investigation indicates Hanks was westbound on County Road 138 and did not stop at the intersection of County Highway 11.

The car then hit an embankment on the west side of 11, coming to rest in a field.

The crash remains under investigation.

The Audubon Fire Department and Audubon Rescue 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 son Logan, daughter Brigid, and pets Vincent and Piper. She also loves reading, Star Trek, and gardening... badly.


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