Local Area Car Crashes On Sunday 27 Jan 14

A 12-year-old New Ulm boy was the only one injured in a 4-vehicle collision on Highway 15 north of Lafayette late Sunday afternoon. The 4 vehicles involved were a Chevy Trailblazer driven by 24-year-old Aaron Pearson of Truman, a Dodge Ram driven by 40-year-old Jonathan Hunstad of New Ulm, a Chevy GMT driven by 29-year-old Matthew Hermel of New Ulm, and a Ford Focus driven by 19-year-old Jonathan Tauer of Pine Island. The State Patrol says that all 4 were heading southbound when they collided at around 4:45pm due to the weather conditions. No one was hurt except a passenger in the Chevy GMT, 12-year-old Gavin Olivera of New Ulm. He was taken to the New Ulm Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries.


A St. Peter woman was injured in a car crash on Highway 99 in Nicollet county Sunday evening. A Ford LGT truck and a Chrysler PT Cruiser were both travelling westbound on 99 when they collided at just before 6:30pm. The driver of the Chrysler, 25-year-old Amy Resch of St. Peter was not wearing a seatbelt, and was taken to River’s Edge Hospital in St. Peter with non life-threatening injuries. Her passenger, her son Landon Resch was not injured, and neither was the driver of the truck, 54-year-old Ricky Black of Montgomery. They were both wearing seatbelts. The State Patrol says that the highway was icy at the time.