Rollingstone, MN (KROC-AM News)- One person was hurt after four vehicles struck a large rock in the middle of a southeast Minnesota highway Sunday evening. 

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The State Patrol says the crash occurred on Hwy. 61 about six miles north of Winona. The collision was reported along the facing of a bluff shortly before 8 p.m. 


The state crash report indicates the four vehicles were traveling in the southbound lanes of the four-lane highway when they struck the rock. One of the vehicles left the roadway and rolled. 

The driver of the vehicle that left the road, 57-year-old Laurie Jacobsen of Minneska, was brought to the hospital in Winona with what are described as non-life-threatening injuries. 

The drivers and occupants of the three other vehicles were not hurt. They were identified as:

Vehicle #1 

  • Driver: 22-year-old Adrian Marin, Woodbury, MN 

Vehicle #2 

  • Driver: 73-year-old Robert Slavin, Rollingstone, MN
  • Passenger: 71-year-old Nora Slavin, Rollingstone, MN 

Vehicle #3

  • Driver: 51-year-old Daniel Kleinertz, Stoddard, WI
  • Passenger: 52-year-old Ann Recor-Kleinertz, La Crosse, WI

The State Patrol says alcohol was not a factor in the collision. The Winona County Sheriff’s Office, Goodview Police Department, Rollingstone Firefighters, Winona Area Ambulance and Minnesota City First Responders also responded to the crash.

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