One person is dead and three others are facing life-threatening injuries after a three-vehicle pileup Monday, April 22, on Hwy. 5 in Waconia.

The incident occurred when the driver of a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado, identified as Lisa Ann Welch, 57 of Cokato, was driving westbound in the eastbound lane of the highway and struck a 2002 Silverado head-on, killing the driver, Michael Jon Clarkson, 45 of Rockford.

A third vehicle, driven by Simon Noah Brooks, 28 of Minneapolis, and carrying a passenger, Michael Gene Swinehart, 25 of Hastings, rear-ended the 2015 Silverado. Brooks and Swinehart sustained non-life threatening injuries.

Welch is currently at Hennepin County Medical Center.

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