Wrong-Way Driver Causes Severe Injury Crash in Winona
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Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - An alcohol-involved crash caused by a wrong-way driver in Winona left a 20-year-old woman with severe injuries early today.
The State Patrol says Hannah Goman was a passenger in a car that collided with a pickup truck around 12:45 AM at the junction of Highway 61 and Highway 43. The crash report described Stevens Point Wisconsin woman's injuries as life-threatening before she was transported to the Winona hospital.
The driver of the car, 21-year-old Nicholas Lemmerond of Oshkosh Wisconsin, and a second passenger, a 22-year-old Oshkosh woman, were also transported to the Winona hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The State Patrol says all three occupants of the car were wearing seatbelts.
The State Patrol report indicates alcohol was detected in the driver of the pickup, who is driving north in the southbound lanes of Highway 61 when his vehicle collided with the car. 35-year-old Adam Anderson of Winona and his passenger, a 35-year-old Winona woman escaped the crash without injuries.
The incident remains under investigation.