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Zumbrota, MN (KROC-AM News) - Three children were among the five people who were transported to St. Mary's Hospital following a traffic crash Saturday afternoon on Highway 52.

The State Patrol says all five crash victims were inside a minivan that was traveling north on the highway when it left the roadway and rolled. The crash occurred near the Highway 60 West interchange at Zumbrota shortly after 1 PM.

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The driver of the minivan was identified as 37-year-old Noel Ness of St. Joseph. She was transporting four passengers, including 10-year-old Trentin Guches, 14-year-old Candice Guches, and 14-year-old Kaylee Ness. The other passenger was identified as 40-year-old Jared Truman.

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They were all from St. Joseph in central Minnesota and were described as suffering from non-life-threatening injuries when they were taken from the scene of the crash by ambulance. The State Patrol report notes that all of the vehicle's occupants were using seat belts.

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