1 Dead, 8 Injured after Car Crash Near Lester Prairie

December 27, 2017 09:28 PM

A 69-year-old man is dead after a two-car crash near Lester Prairie on Christmas day, and eight people are injured.

The man who died was driving a 1994 Dodge Caravan and was extricated from the car along with the 63-year-old passenger, Bonnie Richter.

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The sheriff's office said in a press release Virgil Richter was transported by air care to North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale where he later died. 

The second car, a 2007 Chevorlet Suburban, had seven people: 35-year-old Dolores Ramirez De Juarez (the driver), 36-year-old Salvador Juarez-Medina, two 3-year-old children, a 13-year-old, 10-year-old and infant. They were all transported to the hospital.

A family member tells us Ramirez De Juarez, Juarez-Medina and one of the 3-year-old children remain in the hospital as of Wednesday night. The other four children have been released and are recovering with loved ones.

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At 4:36 p.m., the McLeod County Sheriff's Office and other first responders arrived on the scene of the accident near 180th Street west of Baldwin Court. 

The crash remains under investigation.

KSTP is following this story today and will have the latest on Ch. 5 starting at 4:30 p.m.

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