UPDATE: Austin woman killed after being struck by vehicle

Published 6:44 pm Sunday, February 21, 2021

An Austin woman was killed and three female individuals were injured after being struck by a vehicle Saturday night.

According to Mower County Sheriff Steve Sandvik, law enforcement and emergency personnel responded to a report of a vehicle hitting two individuals on County Road 46, east of 28th Street NE.

When responders arrived an adult female, 24-year-old Mikayla Ann Sherman, of Austin, and an unidentified juvenile female were discovered laying in the roadway with life-threatening injuries. Another unidentified adult female also sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries from the vehicle. Another unidentified juvenile received minor injuries; Sandvik said investigators believe that her injuries were the result of one of the other people running into her after being struck by the vehicle.

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The vehicle that struck them, a 2003 Chevy Tahoe, was in the north ditch of County Road 46. The driver was uninjured.

Sherman and the juvenile that sustained life-threatening injuries were transported by Mayo Ambulance. Sherman was later pronounced dead and the juvenile was transported to Rochester for further examination.

The other adult female transported herself and the other juvenile to the hospital. The juvenile was later released.

The Mower County Sheriff’s Department, the Austin Police Department, Minnesota State Patrol and Austin Fire Department all responded to the accident.

The incident is still under investigation and more information will be released as it becomes available.