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Austin, MN (KROC-AM News) - Five people, including two young children, were injured in a two-vehicle crash last night near Austin.

The State Patrol says the crash occurred around 9:20 PM and involved an SUV and a minivan. The minivan, which was occupied by seven people, was traveling south on Highway 218 when the driver attempted to make a left turn and collided with the northbound SUV at an intersection about a mile south of Austin.


The driver of the minivan, 44-year-old Jessica Gerereo, and three of her passengers were transported by ambulance to the Mayo Clinic Health System Hospital in Austin. They were identified as 40-year-old Demetrius Lewis, 6-year-old Jamie Lewis, and 7-year-old Octabrian Pitchford. The State Patrol says they are all from Austin and suffered what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the SUV, 79-year-old Mahlon Krueger of Austin, was not injured. His only passenger, 75-year-old Catherine Krueger of Austin, was also taken to the Mayo Clinic Health System Hospital in Austin with non-life-threatening injuries.

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