Highway 63 reopened after fatal crash north of Rochester
A semi truck and vehicle collided at the intersection of U.S. Highway 63 and Olmsted County Road 21.
FARMINGTON TOWNSHIP — The Minnesota State Patrol has reported a fatal two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 63 on Friday afternoon, March 24, 2023.
The vehicles, a 2009 Peterbilt semi tractor-trailer driving south on Highway 63 and a 1991 GMC Sierra Pickup driving west on Olmsted County Road 21, collided in the intersection, according to a Minnesota State Patrol crash report.
A third vehicle, a 2010 Toyota Rav4, was not involved in the crash but was hit by debris due to the crash, according to the report.
The drivers’ names will be released after their family is notified.
The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office, Elgin Fire Department, Mayo Ambulance, Mayo One air ambulance and the Minnesota Department of Transportation also responded to the crash. The highway was closed in both directions for about three hours on Friday.
Detour for Hwy 63 crash north of #rochmn is: northbound traffic -- east on 75th Street at Hwy 63, north on Olmsted County Rd 11, west on Hwy 247. Southbound traffic follows in reverse. Expect detour through afternoon. https://t.co/qJyUhnVrUa— MnDOT District 6 (@mndotsoutheast) March 24, 2023
Hwy 63 has reopened to traffic north of #rochmn https://t.co/MlPnUTlZX7— MnDOT District 6 (@mndotsoutheast) March 24, 2023
This story will be updated when more information is available.