Fatal Highway 15 Crash 25 Jun 12

Two people are dead after a head-on crash involving 3 vehicles in McLeod County late Saturday morning. It happened at just before Noon on Highway 15 south of Brownton near the Sibley County line. 19-year-old Blake Leonard of St. Peter was driving a Chevy pickup truck southbound when he crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic and struck a Mercury Mountaineer driven by 77-year-old Beatrice Klinkner of Hanska. She was pronounced dead at the Hennepin County Medical Center. Leonard’s passenger, 13-year-old Ashley Leonard of St. Peter was dead at the scene. Leonard’s pickup also struck a Chrysler Town and Country minivan traveling behind Klinkner. The 3 occupants of that vehicle, all from Claremont, suffered non-life threatening injuries. The State Patrol continues to investigate the crash.