3 killed in northern Minnesota crash

A late-morning wreck in northern Minnesota left three people dead and three others injured on Sunday.

Minnesota State Patrol responded shortly after 11 a.m. to a crash along Highway 1 near County Road 15 in the rural city of Northome. Troopers say a red Chevy Silverado was headed west on Highway 1 when it collided with a Ford F150 that was headed in the opposite direction.

The head-on collision killed the driver of the Silverado, identified as 24-year-old Riley Scheidecker. Both men in the F150, 27-year-old Joseph Carlson of North Branch and 27-year-old John Corazzo of Shoreview, were also killed.

Three passengers in the Silverado were also hurt. Two men, both 26 and from Wisconsin, suffered life-threatening injuries. The third passenger, also 26 and from Wisconsin, suffered non-life-threatening injuries. 

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.