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AUSTIN EDITION Crash leaves one dead, two injured

Authorities continue investigation of collision north of Dexter

By Amy Olson

aolson@postbulletin.com

DEXTER -- A 25-year-old rural Rose Creek woman is dead and two women are hospitalized after a car crash north of Dexter.

Mower County Sheriff Barry Simonson said the accident occurred at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of 280th Street and 670th Avenue just north of Dexter.

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Simonson said Robyne F. Weis was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities believe she was ejected from the car. Her mother, Allienne Haarstad, 54, of rural Dexter, also was ejected from the car. She is in fair condition at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester after being transported by helicopter.

A third woman, Nina M. Jarrett, 18, of Zumbro Falls, who was a passenger in the second vehicle, was also transported by helicopter to Saint Marys, where she was listed in good condition. The driver of the second car, Jason M. Brossoit, 20, of rural Dexter, sustained no serious injuries, according to police reports.

Simonson said Weis was driving westbound on 280th Street with her mother when the car collided with another car driven by Brossoit, who was headed northbound on 670th Avenue.

Weis' car was found in the ditch; Simonson said when officers arrived, they found medical personnel working on Weis next to the vehicle and others tending to Haarstad about 25 feet away. Brossoit's vehicle was found on the shoulder.

Rescue workers attempted to revive Weis, but their efforts failed, Simonson said.

Investigators have not determined the cause of the crash, and Simonson said authorities have no indication how fast each car was traveling.

State troopers are assisting with the investigation, which is expected to include a reconstruction of the accident.

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