Austin woman injured in two-vehicle accident in Steele County Tuesday evening

An Austin woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 14 in Steele County Tuesday evening.

The Minnesota State Patrol reported that a 2014 Toyota Corolla being driven by 30-year old Destiny Lynn Schroeder of Austin was traveling eastbound on Highway 14 at approximately 9:56 p.m. Tuesday evening when her vehicle was rear-ended by a 2012 Toyota Tundra being driven by 55-year old Janice Kay Schultz of Owatonna near milepost 172 in Owatonna Township.

Schroeder suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to the Owatonna Hospital, while Schultz was uninjured.  The State Patrol reported that both parties were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the accident, and the Steele County Sheriff’s Office, Gold Cross Ambulance and the Owatonna Fire Department all assisted the State Patrol at the accident scene Tuesday evening.