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Two injured in Fillmore County crash

Rear end collision in Rushford Tuesday morning.

Posted: Jan. 23, 2018 2:04 PM

RUSHFORD, Minn. – A two-vehicle collision happened Tuesday morning in Fillmore County.

The Minnesota State Patrol says a Buick Verano on Highway 43 was waiting to make a left turn onto Pine Meadows Lane when it was hit from behind by a Subaru Outback. Both drivers suffered what are described as non-life threatening injuries.

The Buick driver, 79-year-old Joan Dorothy Vitse of Rushford, was taken to Gunderson Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, WI. The Subaru driver, 57-year-old Lori Marie Wilhelmson of Spring Grove, was taken to Mayo Health System – La Crosse.

Both drivers were wearing their seat belts. The Rushford Police Department assisted at the scene of this crash, which occurred just before 10 am.

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