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Two-vehicle crash on icy Highway 52 in Rochester

Two people sent to the hospital.

Posted: Dec 5, 2017 8:55 AM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A two-vehicle accident injured two people Tuesday morning.

It happened on northbound Highway 52 in Rochester around 6:05 am. The Minnesota State Patrol says 26-year-old robert Daniel Walechka of Madison Lake lost control of his vehicle near the 55th Street interchange, hit the median wall, then slid into the vehicle driven by 55-year-old James Clayton Kroschel of Maplewood, before smashing back into the median wall.

The State Patrol says both Walechka and Kroschel suffered non-life threatening injuries and were taken to St. Mary’s Hospital. Both were wearing their seatbelts.  The State Patrol says the highway was snow and ice-covered at the time of the accident.

Rochester police and fire assisted at the scene.

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