Elderly Rochester Woman Injured in Fiery Crash
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - An elderly Rochester woman was transported to St. Marys Hospital following a two-vehicle crash early this evening.
The State Patrol says 87-year-old Inez Strahl was traveling west on Civic Center Drive when she attempted to take the left turn onto the south on Highway 52 entrance ramp and collided with Jeep traveling east on Civic Center Drive. The crash occurred around 5:40 PM.
Photos from the Minnesota Department of Transportation cameras and a passing motorist at that location show at least one of the vehicles caught fire following the collision.
The injuries sustained by Strahl were described by the State Patrol as non-life-threatening. The other driver, 55-year-old William Fogarty of Rochester, was not injured.
The State Patrol says both motorists were using seatbelts.