Minnesota woman killed in crash days before her husband’s funeral

Published 9:22 pm Thursday, March 21, 2019

DEERWOOD — A woman has died in a crash in Crow Wing County just days before her husband’s funeral.

The Minnesota State Patrol said a Crosby man crossed the centerline on Highway 6 near Deerwood Wednesday and hit the woman’s car head on. Barbara Jo Blood, 72, died at the scene.

The driver of the car that crossed over suffered critical injuries. He was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.

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A funeral for Blood’s husband, John Blood, who died March 15 was scheduled for Saturday, but now has been postponed.