DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — The woman who was killed went she drove into oncoming traffic near Devils Lake on Friday, Aug. 30, has been identified a Mina Eckes, 79, of Devils Lake.
Eckes headed west in the eastbound lanes of traffic on U.S. Highway 2, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said in a press release. A witness who observed the wrong way motorist enter the eastbound lane immediately called 911.
Shortly after entering the westbound lanes, Eckes' Chevrolet Impala struck a 2014 Kia Optima head-on.
The Kia Optima was driven by Taylor Halle, 23, of Devils Lake. Halle and her 13-day-old child were taken to CHI St. Alexius Hospital in Devils Lake. The mother was later flown to Altru Hospital in Grand Forks; the child was not injured.
Both drivers were wearing a seatbelt and the airbags on both vehicles deployed.