Dodge Center, MN (KROC-AM News)- The State Patrol says alcohol use is suspected in a two-vehicle crash that sent a Dodge County woman to the hospital Sunday evening. 

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Emergency responders were dispatched to the crash shortly after 5:45 p.m. It happened in Dodge County

The collision happened at the intersection of Hwy. 56 and County Rd. 34, which is about three miles northwest of Dodge Center. The state crash report says an SUV was doing a u-turn when it collided with a northbound SUV. 


The driver of the northbound SUV, identified as 31-year-old Michelle Lynn Schultz of West Concord, was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. 

An ambulance responds to the scene of an emergency.

53-year-old Juan Ramon Gutierrez of Claremont has been identified as the driver of the SUV that was making a U-turn. He was not hurt but was suspected of being under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash, the report says. 

Both drivers were buckled up. The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, Dodge County Fire Department and Dodge County Ambulance also responded to the two-vehicle crash.

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