Pleasant Grove head-on crash leaves 2 hurt


PLEASANT GROVE TOWNSHIP, Minn. – Olmsted County sheriff’s investigators say two drivers are hurt after a head-on crash on Monday evening.

Authorities say it happened around 5:45 p.m on County Road 1 and 75th St. SE. Nicolas Hanson, 32, of Rochester, was headed north on County Road 1 in a 1998 Dodge Dakota pickup, and 51-year-old Patricia Wagner, of Rochester, was headed south in a Ford Explorer. They say it appears Wagner was trying to make a left onto 75th St. when the cars crashed.

Wagner, who was wearing a seat belt, went into the west ditch. Hanson was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected into the east ditch when his car rolled.

Both drivers are listed in critical but reportedly have non-life-threatening injuries.

The crash is still under investigation.


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