Four Vehicle Crash in Southern Minnesota Claims Man’s Life
The State Patrol responded to the deadly crash shortly before 5 p.m. It happened along Hwy. 169 in St. Peter.
The state crash report indicates a northbound Toyota Prius, occupied by two people, was attempting a left turn from Hwy. 169 onto south Washington Ave. when it was struck in the intersection by a southbound Hyundai car.
A southbound Toyota SUV had to abruptly break to avoid the collision and was subsequently rear-ended by a Chevy SUV.
The crash report says the passenger in the Prius, identified as 79-year-old Robert Merritt Gardner of St. Peter, died at the scene. The Prius driver, 86-year-old Judith Morey Gardner of St. Peter, suffered what are being described as life-threatening injuries.
The man driving the Hyundai car, identified as 38-year-old Daniel Richard Kelley of Chanhassen, suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
45-year-old Shawna Teralynn Mcdonald of New Prauge and 20-year-old Dylan Hunter Novak of North Mankato were identified as the SUV drivers. They both escaped the deadly crash without injuries.
The state report says alcohol was not involved in the fatal four-vehicle collision.