Two Injured In Squad Car Collision 14 Sep 13

A Garden City man was injured Friday morning when his vehicle collided with a police squad car in Blue Earth County. The accident occurred at just before 8:30am at the intersection of County Roads 90 and 33 southwest of Mankato. 76-year-old Ronald Matzke was driving a Dodge Caravan minivan southbound on 33 when he apparently ran a stop sign and collided with the westbound Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Office squad car in the intersection. Matzke was taken to the Mankato Mayo Hospital with injuries described as being non life-threatening. 31-year-old Chad Ruch of Mankato was driving the squad car, and was also hospitalized with non life-threatening injuries. Both vehicles were totaled.