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Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - Four people were transported by ambulance to St. Marys Hospital following a two-vehicle crash east of Rochester this afternoon.

The State Patrol says that occurred around 1:30 p.m. on Highway 14 about a mile and a half east of the Chesterwoods Park entrance at the intersection with County Road 102. It began when 27-year-old Omar Abbas of Rochester hit the brakes on his SUV when the vehicle in front of him stopped in the eastbound lane of traffic and a pickup truck behind Abbas crashed into the back of his SUV.


Abbas was treated at the scene while three of his passengers were taken to St. Mary's Hospital. The State Patrol says 15-year-old Hannah Abbas and 21-year-old Faila Abbas are from Rochester, while 57-year-old Maryian Sheriff is from Seattle Washington. All of their injuries were described as non-life-threatening.

The State Patrol says the driver of the pickup, 57-year-old Greg Wright of Kasson, escaped injury in the crash. His passenger, 58-year-old Lisa Lane of Rochester had non-life-threatening injuries and was also transported to St. Marys hospital for treatment.

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