Rose Creek residents injured in three-car accident

Published 6:19 am Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Two Rose Creek residents received non-life threatening injuries in a Sunday morning accident in Steele County.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol accident report, a 2010 Toyota Corolla was driving northbound on Highway 218 at about 9:57 a.m. on Sunday when it slowed to make a left turn into a private drive just north of Blooming Prairie. As it turned, the Corolla was struck by a 2017 Cadillac XT5, causing it to rotate and sideswipe a 2012 Ford F150 that was driving behind it.

The Steele County Sheriff’s Office, Blooming Prairie Fire and Rescue and Mayo Clinic Ambulance responded to the scene.

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The Cadillac’s occupants, Joseph Bernard Schammel, 86, and Irene Elizabeth Schammel, 87, both of Rose Creek, were transported to Mayo Clinic Health System-Austin with non-life threatening injuries.

The occupants of the other vehicles were uninjured.