Tina, Todd Dawson Killed in Tractor-Trailer Accident on Highway 71 near Wadena
Where: The accident occurred on Highway 71 near Wadena, Minnesota.
What Happened: A car allegedly drove over the center line and struck a tractor-trailer.
- Tina Dawson, driver of car
- Todd Dawson, passenger in car
- Driver of tractor-trailer
- Tina Dawson, 58, killed
- Todd Dawson, 57, killed
- Driver of tractor-trailer, injured
On or about Wednesday, October 27th, 2021, around 5:00 in the afternoon, an accident between a car and a tractor-trailer left a 58-year-old woman and a 57-year-old man dead. Authorities from the MHP said the accident was reported along Highway 71 just outside Wadena, Minnesota.
Police from the area said 58-year-old Tina Dawson and 57-year-old Todd Dawson were killed when the car they were in allegedly veered over the center line of Highway 71 and struck a tractor-trailer head-on. Both Todd and Tina Dawson died of their injuries a short time after the collision. The driver of the tractor-trailer was taken to a nearby hospital with unspecified injuries after the accident.
According to Google Maps, Highway 71 runs north and south through Wadena, which is about 153 miles northwest of Minneapolis.
Multiple agencies responded to the scene of the crash.
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