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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.


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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