Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - Snow and ice covered roads contributed to two single-car crashes in the Rochester area Wednesday morning.

The Minnesota State Patrol reports the first crash occurred on Hwy 63 at milepost 35 around 8 a.m. Wednesday in Rochester when a Honda Accord traveling northbound on Highway 63 lost control and entered the ditch, striking a brick wall. The driver of the vehicle, 53-year-old Joseph Weikum of Austin, was not injured. The passenger, 46-year-old Ralph Brownlow of Austin, was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The second crash happened around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, when a Ford Explorer, driven by 64-year-old Jack Williams of Rochester, was northbound on Highway 52 near Marion and lost control and rolled in the median. The driver and passenger, 59-year-old Karen Deck of Ettrick, Wisconsin, were transported to St. Mary’s Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Road conditions were described as covered with snow and ice at the time of both of these incidents.

News Update: A traffic wreck involving a MnDOT snowplow.