Head-On Crash Near Madelia 10 Jul 13

Five people were injured in a head-on collision on Highway 15 near Madelia Tuesday night. It happened shortly before 10pm just west of Highway 60. The State Patrol says that a southbound Ford pickup truck driven by 17-year-old Jill Hooper of Good Thunder crossed the centerline and struck a northbound Chrysler Town and Country driven by 42-year-old Jodi Poehler of Courtland. Hooper had a 14-year-old Mankato girl in the pickup with her. Poehler’s passengers included her 14-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter. Everyone involved in the crash was wearing a seatbelt, and they were all taken to the Madelia Hospital to be treated for non life-threatening injuries. Both vehicles were totaled.