Austin woman hurt in Hwy. 56 crash

Published 10:28 am Friday, October 16, 2015

An Austin woman was injured in a two-car crash at the Mower County and Dodge County line Thursday.

Janet G. Roberts-Valek, 69, of Austin was driving a 1998 Ford Explorer northbound on Highway 56 when it and a 2011 Ford Econoline van collided at the county line road, according to a Minnesota State Patrol report.

Roberts-Valek was taken to Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin for injuries not believed to be life threatening.

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Kimberly D. McGhee, 44, of Dodge Center was driving the van, but was not injured.

The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene.