Ceylon woman killed in accident

FAIRMONT – A 65-year-old Ceylon woman was killed Wednesday afternoon in a head-on collision on County Road 26 west of Fairmont.

According to information from the Martin County Sheriff’s Office, around 3:20 p.m., Linda Hoppe lost control of her vehicle and crashed into a vehicle driven by Ryan Johnson, 31, of Fairmont.

Hoppe was pronounced dead at the scene.

Johnson was transported to Mayo Clinic Health System-Fairmont, with non-life-threatening injuries.

The crash occurred two miles east of the Valero ethanol plant near Welcome. Winds were blowing snow onto the roadway, causing slick driving conditions.

Officials closed the road in both directions, starting just west of Fairmont’s industrial park while the crash scene was cleared.

The crash remains under investigation.