Woman killed in head on crash south of Canby

September 26, 2022
Mike Tanner

CANBY, Minnesota–One person was killed and two others sustained life-threatening injuries in a head-on crash south of Canby, Minnesota Friday night.

Minnesota State Patrol Sergeant Troy Christianson says 32 year-old Maria Christine Hanson of Hendricks, Minnesota was northbound on U.S. Highway 75 when she collided head-on with a southbound pickup.

Hanson died in the crash.

The driver of the pickup, 42 year-old Steven Bednarek of Canby, and a passenger, 42 year-old Sarah Bednarek of Canby, both sustained life-threatening injuries and were transported to Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls.

The State Patrol says Hanson was not buckled up, and had been drinking.

Responding agencies included the State Patrol, sheriff’s deputies from Yellow Medicine and Lincoln counties, and Canby Fire and Ambulance.