Four-vehicle crash on I90 sends three to the hospital

Published 7:34 pm Monday, April 22, 2024

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Three people were injured Monday afternoon resulting from a four-vehicle crash on Interstate 90 east of Austin.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the crash took place just after 2 p.m. Monday afternoon a few miles east of Austin and involved a 2016 Ford Transit Van, 2022 Freightliner semi, 2014 Ford pick-up and a 2012 Chevy Equinox.

All four vehicles were traveling eastbound on I-90 when they made contact. Three of the four drivers were taken to Mayo Clinic Health Systems-Austin with non-life threatening injuries including 31-year-old Hannah Raye Baumgartner, of Austin, 58-year-old Randy Joseph Freund of Adams and 53-year-old Ross Layne Lester, of West Salem, Wisconsin.

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The fourth driver, Peter Anthony Norton, 56, of Poplar Bluff, Missouri and who was driving the Freightliner, was uninjured.

The crash brought traffic to a standstill for a time while traffic was also diverted around the crash on backroads.

The Mower County Sheriff’s Office, Austin Fire Department, Mayo Ambulance and the Minnesota Department of Transportation responded.