Wrongway driver on I-494 killed one mother-daughter pair, injured another

A Richfield mother and daughter injured in a Friday night head-on collision that killed a Bloomington mother and daughter remained at Hennepin County Medical Center on Monday, the hospital confirmed.

A 2011 Chevrolet Malibu was headed the wrong direction in the westbound lanes of Interstate 494 around 8:25 p.m. Friday when it collided with a 1998 Jeep Cherokee on the Minnesota 5 ramp to I-494, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

The Jeep’s driver, Dawn M. Chiodo, 51, and passenger Dylan M. Bailey, 24, both of Bloomington, died in the collision. Three other passengers — Jennifer Nord, 50, of Richfield, Olivia Nord, 18, of Richfield, and 2-year-old Payton Bailey of Bloomington — were seriously injured.

KSTP-TV reported that Chiodo was the mother of Dylan Bailey, and that Bailey was the mother of Payton Bailey. Also, Jennifer Nord is the mother of Olivia Nord, KSTP reported.

The driver of the Malibu, 34-year-old Patrick J. Hayes of Savage, was injured but not seriously, the State Patrol said.

As of Sunday evening, Jennifer Nord was responsive and breathing on her own, according to a CaringBridge.org post. She needs surgery to correct a fractured pelvis. Olivia Nord is in a coma with head trauma and is being closely monitored.

Both are at HCMC in Minneapolis.

Olivia Nord spent the last three months in Parris Island, S.C., attending Marine Corps boot camp, according to CaringBridge. She graduated Friday, and Jennifer Nord was in South Carolina attending the graduation.

The mother and daughter had flown back to Minnesota on Friday evening. Close family friends picked them up at the airport, according to CaringBridge.

Updates on Payton Bailey’s condition were not available.

The crash remains under investigation.

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