Blizzard Causes Hundreds Of Crashes 19 Mar 13

There were hundreds of car crashes across the state Monday as a blustery winter storm caused treacherous driving conditions, and two people were hurt in a 3-vehicle accident in Waseca Monday night. It happened at just before 7:30 on Elm Avenue East in Waseca. A Dodge Charger driven by 26-year-old Kyle Robb of Eagle Lake sideswiped a GMC Sierra driven by 30-year-old Jason Royer of Owatonna, and then rear-ended a Ford SUV driven by 35-year-old Brent Brass of Waseca. The road was reportedly icy at the time. Robb and Brass both suffered minor injuries. Two people were injured in a rollover early Monday morning near the small Le Sueur County town of Heidelberg also. 22-year-old Madison Rehschuh of Morton lost control of her vehicle near the intersection of Le Sueur County Roads 28 and 30 at around 2am and it rolled. She was treated for minor injuries at the New Prague Hospital. Her passenger, 37-year-old Andrew Storlie of Nerstrand suffered head and back injuries and was taken to North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale, where he was listed in fair condition. Statewide, as of Monday afternoon, the State Patrol had reported a total of 255 vehicles running off the road, 279 property damage crashes, and 31 personal injury crashes.