Multiple Crashes Were Reported On Highway 60 Wednesday
The Minnesota State Patrol reported multiple crashes in our area Wednesday, with many happening on Highway 60. Road conditions during the times the crashes took place were snow covered with heavy snow falling.
At 2:32 p.m. a crash was reported on Highway 60 at Gates Ave east of Faribault in Cannon City Township. The patrol reported that a 2007 Kia Spectra, driven by 60-year-old Robert Earl Weiland of Zumbrota, was traveling eastbound on Highway 60 when it lost control and spun out in front of a 2013 Toyota Camry driven by 29-year-old Heather Dawn Lowe of Albert Lea. Lowe suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to District One Hospital in Faribault.
At 3:04 p.m. a crash was reported on Highway 60 west of Highway 57 in Wanamingo Township in Goodhue County. The patrol reported that a 2009 Toyota Camry, driven by 58-year-old Isadore Eugene Speedling of Oronoco, was traveling eastbound on Highway 60 when it was reported that it collided with a 2012 Nissan Versa, driven by 25-year-old George Xavier Garrelts of Wanamingo, which was traveling westbound. Both Speedling and Garrelts were taken to St Mary's Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
At 4:47 p.m. a crash was reported on Highway 60 east of Highway 52 in Pine Island Township in Goodhue County. The patrol reported that a 2014 Dodge Durango, driven by 32-year-old Alyson Dynae Albers of Zumbrota, was traveling eastbound on Highway 60 when the vehicle hit a patch of slush and crossed over the center line colliding with a 1997 Dodge Ram traveling west on 60. The Ram was being driven by 70-year-old Tyron Otto Friese of Zumbrota. Albers had two juvenile passengers in the vehicle at the time of the crash. Both children, a 3-year-old and infant were uninjured in the crash. Albers and Friese were taken to St. Mary's Hosptial in Rochester with non-life threatening injuries.
Tomorrow's forecast calls for a wintry mix throughout the morning hours along with windy conditions. The precipitation is expected to transition over to rain in the afternoon. The good news, if we can call it that, is that the expected high will be above freezing at around 35F. Large vehicles will be at risk with winds occasionally gusting over 50 mph.