Park Rapids woman killed in Friday crash

A Park Rapids woman was killed in a crash near Bemidji Friday afternoon.

The state patrol says 34-year-old Sylvia White was northbound on Highway 71 near the Beltrami Line Road when she collided with a northbound tractor.

The 36-year-old tractor driver, Kyle Schulke of Bemidji, was not injured.

The tractor, according to the report, was hauling a fertilizer cart.

White was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office and Bemidji’s Police and Fire departments 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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