Alcohol involved in crash in northern Goodhue County

The driver of one of the vehicles in the crash was impaired by alcohol, according to a Minnesota State Patrol report.

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RED WING — Alcohol was a factor in a crash that sent four people to the hospital Tuesday night.

Patrick Jacob Weiss, 50, of Cannon Falls, was driving west on Minnesota Highway 19 near Goodhue County Road 51 about 8:40 p.m. Tuesday when a north-bound vehicle on CR 51 driven by Heather Dawn Alyea, 47, of Newport, Minn., collided with him, according to a Minnesota State Patrol report. Alyea was under the influence of alcohol, the report states.

Weiss, along with Alyea and one of her two passengers, Andrew Wayne Ross, 21, of Cannon Falls, were all taken to Mayo Health in Red Wing with non-life threatening injuries. Alyea's second passenger, Sydnee Loren Eddy, 21, of Northfield, was transported to Mayo Clinic Hospital-Saint Marys with non-life threatening injuries.

Alyea and Ross were both listed in serious condition by a Mayo Clinic spokeswoman. Eddy was listed in fair condition. No updates were available on Weiss.

Goodhue County Sheriff's Office; Goodhue Police and Goodhue Fire departments; Red Wing Police, Fire and Ambulance; Cannon Falls Ambulance; and Mayo One air ambulance also responded.

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