String of area Friday morning accidents

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All occurred along Minnesota State Highway #60 in just over an hour

 

 

The Minnesota State Patrol (MSP) had a very busy early morning today (Friday, January 19), with a string of accidents reported along Minnesota State Highway #60 in just a little over an hour’s time. For the trio of accidents, roads were snow- and ice-covered.

Accident #1

The first accident of the morning occurred at 7 a.m. at Milepost #28 along Minnesota Highway 60 near Heron Lake in Jackson County.

According to the report, a 2004 Jeep Liberty was on eastbound Highway 60, near Jackson County Road #24, when it left the roadway and rolled over. The driver of the Jeep, 49-year-old Amanuel V. Adre of West Seneca, New York was transported by Heron Lake Ambulance to Worthington Area Hospital in Worthington, Minnesota with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Heron Lake Fire Department also assisted.

Accident #2

At 7:57 a.m., a 2002 GMC Envoy was northbound on Highway 60, in Bigelow Township of Nobles County when it left the roadway and rolled over. The driver of the Envoy, 23-year-old Teresa Denise Mendez, and a passenger, a one-year-old baby boy, both of Windom, were taken by Heron Lake Ambulance to Worthington Area Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Also assisting were the Nobles County Sheriff’s Office and the Bigelow Fire Department.

Accident #3

Eleven minutes later, at 8:08 a.m., a 2003 Buick LeSabre sedan was westbound on Highway 60, just south of Jackson County 870th Street in Alba Township of Jackson County when the vehicle left the roadway and rolled over.

The driver of the Buick, 86-year-old Helen Ann Raverty and a passenger, Daniel Kenneth Raverty, 89, both of Windom, were taken to Worthington Area Hospital by Heron Lake Ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries.

Also assisting were the Heron Lake Fire Department, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and Okabena First Responders.

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