Two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 63 in Mower County early Saturday evening.
The Minnesota State Patrol reported that a 2003 Chrysler Town and Country minivan was being driven by a 17-year old male on 280th Street in Racine Township at approximately 5:26 p.m. Saturday evening while a 2017 Chevy Tahoe being driven by 42-year old Rebekah Priciilla Adams of Rochester was northbound on Highway 63. The State Patrol reported that the two vehicles collided at the intersection of the two roads.
A passenger in the Chrysler Town and Country minivan, 16-year old Jayce Vincent of Hayfield and a passenger in Adams’s vehicle, 47-year old Jennifer Alma Thompson of Rochester both suffered non-life threatening injuries in the accident and were transported to Mayo Clinic/St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester for treatment, while the 17-year old male driver of the Chrysler Town and Country minivan, a second passenger in the vehicle, a 16-year old male and Adams were all uninjured.
The State Patrol indicated that both Adams and Thompson were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the accident, while they added that it was unknown if anyone in the Chrysler minivan were wearing theirs. The Mower County Sheriff’s Office, Mayo Ambulance and Grand Meadow Ambulance all assisted the State Patrol at the accident scene early Saturday evening.