Fatal Crash Condition Update 26 Jun 12

The 19-year-old St. Peter man involved in a double-fatal crash in McLeod County late Saturday morning is in Fair condition at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.  Blake Leonard was driving a Chevy pickup truck southbound on Highway 15 south of Brownton when he crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic and struck a Mercury Mountaineer. The driver of the Mountaineer, 77-year-old Beatrice Klinkner of Hanska, and Leonard’s passenger, his 13-year-old sister Ashley Leonard both died from their injuries after the crash. The occupants of a third vehicle suffered non-life threatening injuries as well. The crash happened at just before Noon Saturday near the Sibley County line, and remains under investigation by the Minnesota State Patrol.