Two people injured in two-vehicle accident in Rose Creek early Saturday afternoon

Two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Highway 56 and County Road 19 in Rose Creek early Saturday afternoon.

The Minnesota State Patrol reported that a 2019 Ford Fusion being driven by 23-year old Sydney Marie Bendsten of Rose Creek was northbound on County Road 19, and a 2012 Chrysler Town and Country van being driven by 68-year old Craig Thomas Knight of LeRoy was westbound on Highway 56 when the two vehicles collided at the intersection of the two roads at approximately 12:51 p.m. Saturday afternoon. 

Bendtsen and Knight were both uninjured, but two passengers in Knight’s vehicle, 97-year old Emogene Helen Knight of LeRoy and 76-year old Patsy Ann Newell of Vadinais Heights both suffered non-life threatening injuries and were transported to Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Austin for treatment.

The State Patrol reported that all parties involved in the accident were wearing their seatbelts, and the Mower County Sheriff’s Office, the Rose Creek Fire Department and Mayo Ambulance all assisted the State Patrol at the accident scene Saturday afternoon.