According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a Ford Escape was traveling south on Highway 52 near Hampton when they noticed a Subaru Forester heading north in the southbound lanes. The driver of the Escape attempted to avoid the Forester, but the vehicles collided. The passenger side of the Escape hit the passenger side of the Forester.

The driver of the Subaru, Fern Elaine Marty, 77, of Woodbury, was killed in the crash. The Escape was driven by 45-year-old John Carl Sparby of Apple Valley. He was taken to Regions Hospital with non-life-threatening Injuries.  A passenger in the Escape, Jocelyn Renee Kehr Sparby, 32, also of Apple Valley, was not Injured.