Two people are dead in Polk County after a head-on collision on Hwy. 8, approximately 1/2 mile west of Turtle Lake, occurred just before 5:30 a.m. Geraldine Swanson, 67, of Turtle Lake and Harvey Richter, 69, of Cumberland were killed in the crash.
Polk County Sheriff's Captain Dale Hall said an eastbound vehicle crossed over the center line and collided with a westbound vehicle.
Neither vehicle had passengers.
Hwy. 8 was closed until 9:45 a.m. while the crash was investigated.
Responding agencies included the Polk County Sheriff's Department, Barron County Sheriff's Department, Turtle Lake Police Department, Turtle Lake Fire Department, Cumberland Ambulance and the Polk County Medical Examiner's Office.