CANNON FALLS — A Goodhue County Sheriff's deputy was uninjured after the squad car he was driving was rear-ended during a traffic stop.
Deputy Michael Ayres was northbound on U.S. Highway 52 at Highway 19 in Cannon Falls just before 7 p.m. Friday when he slowed down to initiate a traffic stop, according to the Minnesota State Patrol crash report.
A 2011 Chevy Impala behind Ayres' 2019 Chevy Tahoe squad slowed down, but a 2004 Chevy Silverado behind the Impala did not stop in time and rear-ended the Impala. That crash pushed the Impala into Ayres' squad, according to the report.
The driver of the Impala, 44-year-old Tamara Wohlford Opsahl, of Rochester, suffered non-life threatening injuries.
The driver of the Silverado, 19-year-old Cole Roman Valek, of Stanton, was uninjured.
All those involved were wearing seat belts at the time of collision.