A New Ulm woman was seriously injured in a crash on Highway 14 east of Sleepy Eye Wednesday morning. It happened at just before 7:30am. A Ford Super Duty pickup truck driven by 44-year-old Rodney Domeier of New Ulm was travelling northbound on Brown County Road 10 when he collided with a westbound Ford Fusion driven by 38-year-old Jessica Zanke on Highway 14. Domeier escaped injury in the crash, but Zanke was taken to the Sleepy Eye Medical Center with injuries described as non life-threatening. She was then transferred to North Memorial in Robbinsdale, where she was listed in Serious condition as of Wednesday afternoon. The Sleepy Eye Police Department and Brown County Sheriff’s Office assisted the State Patrol at the scene of the crash.
Three teenagers from Le Sueur were injured in a rollover accident south of Arlington late Wednesday morning. The accident occurred at just after 11:30am on Sibley County Road 17 about a miles south of Highway 19. Eighteen-year-old Makala Molter was driving a 1997 Buick LeSabre northbound when she lost control and the vehicle rolled. She was taken to the Sibley County Medical Center in Arlington with non life-threatening injuries, while her passengers, 16-year-old Dakota Slack and 18-year-old Dackotah Montgomery were both taken to North Memorial in the Twin Cities with serious injuries. The State Patrol says that Montgomery was not wearing a seatbelt, and it is unknown if the other two girls were either.
A Springfield woman was injured Wednesday evening when her vehicle struck a deer in Blue Earth County. The accident occurred at just after 5pm on Highway 68 near Minneopa State Park. 38-year-old Edell Fiedler was driving a Chevy Malibu westbound on 68 when she hit the deer. She was taken to the Mankato Mayo Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Her vehicle took moderate damage.