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Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A Rochester man was among the three people injured in separate traffic crashes in southeastern Minnesota from late Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning.

The State Patrol says 53-year-old Patrick Hrabe of Rochester was transported to St. Marys Hospital after the small SUV he was driving south on Highway 52 left the roadway and crashed into some signs and a light pole in Chatfield. The crash was reported shortly after 5 PM on Saturday. Hrabes's injuries were described as non-life-threatening.

photo by Andy Brownell
photo by Andy Brownell

The second incident was reported shortly after 10 PM Saturday night in Mower County. The State Patrol says 44-year-old Amy Tienter of Lime Springs Iowa was taken to a hospital in Cresco Iowa with non-life-threatening injuries after her car collided with a cow and was then struck by a second vehicle on Highway 56 near LeRoy. The 28-year-old Austin woman driving the second vehicle was not hurt. The State Patrol did not provide any information about the fate of the cow.

cow crossing
photo by Fuse

The most recent crash occurred in Spring Grove around 7:30 AM Sunday. According to the State Patrol crash report, A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on Highway 44. 68-year-old Steven Ranzenberger of Spring Grove was taken to Gundersen Hospital in La Crosse with what were described as non-life-threatening injuries. The 24-year-old Mabel woman driving the vehicle was not hurt.

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