2 dead, child seriously injured in crash in Isanti County, Minnesota

Officials are investigating a crash that left two people dead Monday evening in Isanti County, Minnesota. (Credit:)

Authorities are investigating after two people died in a crash Monday evening in Isanti County, Minnesota.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, at about 6 p.m., a Jeep was heading south on Highway 65 near Rice Lake Road in Stanchfield Township when the driver drifted off the road and collided with a tree.

The 16-year-old driver died in the crash, along with a 51-year-old passenger. A 12-year-old child also suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash.

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety reported that this was the deadliest Memorial Day weekend on state roads since 2010, with eight fatalities reported.