Two injured in four-vehicle accident

Published 3:01 pm Thursday, May 28, 2020

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Two Austin residents were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after a four-vehicle accident Wednesday evening on Highway 218 just north of Interstate 90.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol crash report, a 2019 Ford Ecosport was northbound on Highway 218 when it collided with a 2017 Honda Accord. The impact caused the Honda to collide with a 2014 Ford Focus, which in turn collided with a 2012 Chevy Avalanche near the exit ramp.

The Austin Fire Department, Police Department, Mower County Sheriff’s Office and Mayo Ambulance responded to the scene.

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The Honda’s driver, Shaneva Dawn Johnson, 52, and passenger, Kami Alysse Hogan, 22, both of Austin, were transported to Mayo Clinic Health System-Austin with non-life threatening injuries. The occupants of the other vehicles were uninjured.

The report did not indicate what caused the collision; however, alcohol was not involved.