Crash Closes Highway 14 27 Nov 12

Two people were injured in a crash that closed the westbound lanes of Highway 14 for around 2 hours Monday afternoon. The highway was closed just west of Eagle Lake after a snowplow collided with a Ford Escape SUV in the intersection with Blue Earth County Road 86. The crash occurred at about 11am. The SUV was travelling westbound on 14 when it was hit by the northbound snowplow in the intersection. The plow driver, 42-year-old John Bastian of Mankato, and the driver of the Escape, 23-year-old Kaylen Swanson of Owatonna, were both taken to the Mankato Mayo Hospital with minor injuries. Both of them were wearing their seatbelts.