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3 injured in Highway 61 crash Wednesday afternoon

The two drivers and a passenger suffered non-life threatening injuries.

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RED WING — Three individuals were injured in a Wednesday afternoon crash in Red Wing.

Around 1 p.m. on Sept. 21, 2022, officers responded to a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 61 near Hanson Avenue and Johnson Avenue. A 2006 Ford F-450 was traveling north when it hit a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado traveling south, according to the Minnesota State Patrol report.

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Both drivers Maurice Johnson Zaffke, 74, of Red Wing, and Roberta Lee Kirchner, 70, of Bloomington, suffered non-life threatening injuries. As a passenger, Richard Karl Kirchner, 77, of Bloomington was transported to Mayo Clinic Health Care-Red Wing with non-life threatening injuries, according to the report.

The Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office, Red Wing Police Department and Red Wing Fire Department and Ambulance also responded.

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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