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Collision slows Highway 61 traffic Tuesday through Red Wing

A two-car crash near McDonalds on Tuesday, June 5, resulted in a rollover causing minor injuries, according to a Minnesota State trooper. Steve Gardiner / RiverTown Multimedia

A rollover crash on Highway 61 in Red Wing resulted in minor injuries early on the morning of June 5, 2018. The crash reduced traffic to one lane for 45 minutes.

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At approximately 8:15 a.m., a southbound Mercury Mariner turned left in front of a Honda Odyssey. The Odyssey struck the Mariner broadside, rolling it over near the stop sign at McDonald's coming off North Service Drive. There were no passengers in either vehicle.

A Minnesota State trooper on the scene confirmed there were only minor injuries. The trooper said there was no evidence of impairment, however, distracted driving might have been involved.

Steve Gardiner

Steve Gardiner taught high school English and journalism for 38 years in Montana and Wyoming.  He started working at the Republican Eagle in May 2018.  He focuses on features and outdoor stories.  

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