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Teenager, Austin woman treated for injuries following crash on Highway 52

The teenage driver and her 53-year-old passenger were wearing seat belts in the two-vehicle crash Sunday evening, Jan. 16, 2022.

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ROCHESTER — A teenage driver and her 53-year-old passenger were injured Sunday evening, Jan. 17, 2022, in a two-vehicle crash while exiting U.S. Highway 52.

The Minnesota State Patrol as well as members of the Rochester police and fire departments and Mayo Clinic Ambulance were called just before 7 p.m. Sunday to the Highway 52 southbound exit onto 41st Street for a report of a two-vehicle crash.

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The 28-year-old man was transported to Mayo Clinic Hospital-Saint Marys with non-life threatening injuries. The State Patrol crash report notes that drugs or alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.

A 2012 Honda Civic, driven by a 15-year-old girl, was exiting the highway when it went out of control and collided with a 2015 Ford Explorer.

The teenage driver, who is not further identified in the State Patrol crash report, was taken to Olmsted Medical Center. Her passenger, 53-year-old Rebecca Lynn Nye, of Austin, suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to Mayo Clinic Hospital-Saint Marys.

The driver of the Ford, 64-year-old Dan Michael Mcfarlane, of Oronoco, was not injured.

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All three were wearing seat belts.

Emily Cutts is the Post Bulletin's public safety reporter. She joined the Post Bulletin in July 2018 after stints in Vermont and Western Massachusetts.
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