Austin woman injured in two-vehicle accident in Mower County early Monday morning

An Austin woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of U.S. Highway 218 and 320th Street in Mower County early Monday morning.

The Minnesota State Patrol reported that a 2018 Ford F-150 pickup being driven by 53-year old Wade Donald Schwinefus of Spring Valley was northbound on Highway 218 and attempting to turn left onto 320th St. at approximately 7:06 a.m. Monday morning when his vehicle was struck by a 2014 Honda CRV being driven by 30-year old Kayla Lynn Rodgers of Austin, who was also northbound on Highway 218 at the time of the collision.

Rodgers sustained non-life threatening injuries in the accident, and she was transported to Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Austin for treatment, while Schwinefus was uninjured.  The State Patrol reported that both parties involved in the accident were wearing their seatbelts, and the Mower County Sheriff’s Office, the Blooming Prairie Fire Department and Mayo Ambulance all assisted the State Patrol at the accident scene Monday morning.