Two auto accidents in Olmsted County

Minnesota State Patrol

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Separate Wednesday morning accidents injured three people in Olmsted County.

Both happened in the westbound lanes of Interstate 90.  In the first, 22-year-old Robert K. Connors of Winona lost control of his car around 7:34 am.  He crossed in front of a pickup truck and caused a collision.  Connors and a passenger, 24-year-old Patricia P. Connors of Winona, suffered non-life threatening injuries.  The driver of the pickup, 33-year-old Brian J. Dohrn of Utica, was not harmed.

The second took place at about 8:50 am in the Marion Rest Area.  69-year-old James P. Ganz of German Valley, Illinois, was driving a car into the rest area and lost control, striking a legally parked Freightliner truck.  A passenger in Ganz’ vehicle, 65-year-old Janelle Ganz of German Valley, IL, suffered a non-life threatening injury and was the only one hurt in the accident.

The Minnesota State Patrol says road conditions were icy in both incidents.

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