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Two hurt in Fillmore County crash Wednesday morning

A 32-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man were taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022.

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RUSHFORD — Two people were injured Wednesday morning, Jan .19, 2022, in a two-vehicle crash in Norway Township.

The Minnesota State Patrol was called about 6:30 a.m. to Minnesota Highway 43 and Fillmore County Road 10 for a report of two vehicles that collided in the intersection.

The driver of a 2009 Honda Civic southbound on Highway 43, identified as 19-year-old Luke William Ohare, of Rushford, suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to an area hospital.

The driver of a 2020 Subaru Crosstrek that was eastbound on the county road, identified as 58-year-old Beth Marie Yonts, of Canton, was not injured. Her passenger, 32-year-old Katie Marie Yonts, also of Canton, suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to an area hospital.

All three were wearing seat belts. The Fillmore County Sheriff's Office assisted the State Patrol in its response.


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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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