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3 injured in Highway 61 collision in Red Wing on Wednesday

The driver of the Pontiac and her two passengers had non-life threatening injuries.

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RED WING — Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash in Red Wing on Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 7, 2022.

A 2016 Chevrolet Suburban was driving north on U.S. Highway 61 and a 2006 Pontiac G6 was driving south on the highway when the two vehicles collided, according to a Minnesota State Patrol crash report.

The driver of the Pontiac, Rebecca Marie Ashby, 33, of Red Wing, and two minor passengers had non-life threatening injuries. They were transported to Mayo Clinic Health Systems-Red Wing. Both Ashby and one passenger were not wearing seat belts, according to the report.

The driver of the Suburban, Michael Thomas Murphy, 67, of Red Wing, was uninjured.

The Red Wing Police Department, Fire Department and Ambulance also responded to the crash.

Rebecca Mitchell started as a Digital Content Producer for the Post Bulletin in August 2022. She specializes in enhancing online articles as well as education, feature and health reporting.
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