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ROCHESTER, Minn. – Two people went to the hospital Monday morning after a three-vehicle accident on Highway 52.
The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened just before 10 am and just south of 37th Street NW. An SUV had run out of gas and stopped on the southbound ramp from 37th Street to Highway 52. As traffic slowed for the obstruction, 25-year-old Taylor Marion Hoeft of Rochester hit the car driven by 26-year-old Yessica Monserath De Luna Gonzalex of Rochester and then struck another car driven by 39-year-old Jamie Lynn Pater of Dodge Center.
Pater and Gonzales were taken to St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment of what are described as non-life threatening injuries. The State Patrol says all three drivers were wearing their seat belts.
Rochester police and fire, MnDOT, and Gold Cross Ambulance assisted at the scene.