A two-vehicle collision Saturday evening on Interstate 90 just west of Worthington claimed the life of a child and left two others, including an infant, in critical condition.
The Minnesota State Patrol says 30-year-old James Fisher of Luverne lost control on I-90 and went through the median into oncoming traffic. Fisher's car was hit by a vehicle driven by 44-year-old Kevin Bakker of Spirit Lake.
Fisher was taken to Sanford Hospital in Worthington where he was treated and released. A six-year-old child who was a passenger in the vehicle driven by Bakker, Jonah Holmes of Spirit Lake, was taken to Sanford Hospital in Worthington. Jonah was transferred to a Sioux Falls hospital where he died.
Bakker and one-year-old Fisher Bakker, another passenger in the vehicle, were taken to Sanford Hospital in Worthington where they were listed in critical condition, along with 27-year-old Michelle Holmes, also of Spirit Lake.
Monday, counselors were on hand at Spirit Lake Elementary school where 6-year-old Jonah Holmes was a student.
In a statement, Superintendent Dr. David Smith says Principal Shane Boeve attempted to contact parents of Jonah's classmates after learning of the loss so they would have a chance to discuss it with their child. Dr. Smith says parents of all elementary students were contacted, along with teachers, staff and faculty. He adds that a meeting was held with elementary school staff prior to the start of school and counselors being available Monday morning.
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