.Geneva, MN (KROC AM News) - A six-vehicle, chain reaction crash occurred Saturday morning on an icy stretch of Interstate 35 near Geneva Township, south of Owatonna in Steele County.

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According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the wreck began on southbound I-35 just before 9:30 a.m., when a semi rear-ended a Ford Expedition that had stopped due to backed-up traffic on the interstate. That began the chain reaction involving the rest of the vehicles.  

In all, eight people were involved, six hospitalized in Owatonna, one 29-year-old Minneapolis man was airlifted to St Mary’s in Rochester, all with non life-threatening injuries. Of those hurt, two are from Albert Lea, one from Iowa, and the rest from the Twin Cities area. One other Twin Cities individual was not injured.

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