Crash Injures Fairmont Woman 18 May 13

A Fairmont woman was injured in a car crash on Highway169 in Mankato early this (SAT) morning. 30-year-old Lana Howk was driving a Ford Focus southbound on 169 when she lost control of the vehicle at just before 1:30am. The car went off the road at Olive Street in Mankato and struck a stop sign before hitting a guardrail head-on. Howk suffered a non-life threatening foot injury, and was taken to the Mankato Mayo Hospital for treatment. She was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, but the State Patrol says that alcohol was detected in her system. The Focus took severe damage.