Numerous Local Area Car Crashes 07 Mar 14

A Winthrop woman and 5 children were hospitalized Thursday morning after a rollover accident just south of Gibbon. 37-year-old Valerie Haas lost control of her vehicle on an icy Sibley County Road 2 at around 7:40am and the vehicle went into the ditch and overturned. Haas and the 5 children in the vehicle were all taken to the New Ulm Medical Center to be treated for minor injuries and were later released.


Five people were injured in a crash on Highway 99 in Le Sueur County Thursday evening. 20-year-old David Ott of New Prague was slowing down for traffic at around 7pm when he lost control of his Plymouth Voyager on the icy highway and crossed into oncoming traffic, where he was broadsided by a Chrysler Town and Country driven by 40-year-old Ramon Rocha of Faribault. Rocha and 3 of his 6 passengers, including an infant, were all taken to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale. Ott was also hospitalized at North Memorial. Everyone’s injuries are reportedly considered non life-threatening. The State Patrol is investigating the crash, and says that the infant in the Rocha vehicle was not buckled up.


A New Ulm woman was hospitalized Thursday morning after a rollover accident on Highway 60 north of Worthington. 33-year-old Jessica Zupfer was driving a 2003 Olds Alero southbound on Highway 60 when she lost control on the icy road at around 7:45am and the car went into the west ditch and rolled. Zupfer was taken to Sanford Medical Center in Worthington with non life-threatening injuries. The State Patrol says that she was wearing a seatbelt. Her vehicle took moderate damage.


A North Mankato woman was injured in a rollover accident on Highway 169 in Blue Earth County Thursday morning. 33-year-old Rebecca Westberg was driving a Chevy Trailblazer southbound on 169 when she lost control at just before 8am and the truck went into the east ditch and rolled. The highway was reportedly icy at the time. Westberg was taken to the Mankato Mayo Hospital to be treated for non life-threatening injuries. She was wearing a seatbelt.