Redby woman killed in Bemidji crash

By: News Director Larissa Donovan

BEMIDJI– An 18-year-old Redby woman was killed in a crash in Bemidji Friday morning.

According to the state patrol, a Ford Bread Truck, driven by 38-year-old Brandon Coder of Bemidji, was northbound on Highway 197, and a Ford Explorer, driven by 18-year-old Dalila Raisch, was westbound on Carr Lake Road.

The two vehicles collided at the intersection. Coder was treated for non-life threatening injuries at the Sanford Hospital, as was the passenger of the Explorer, 19-year-old Blaine White of Redby. Raisch was transported to the hospital but died of her injuries.

It is not yet known if alcohol or seat belts were factors in the crash. Coder was wearing his seat belt and was not using alcohol. The 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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