Van collides with a semi-trailer in south central Minnesota

Van collides with a semi-trailer in south central Minnesota Photo: KSTP

January 14, 2019 10:37 PM

One woman was injured after her van collided with a semi-trailer just north of Hanska, Minnesota.

The Brown County Sheriff's Office reports at approximately 7:59 a.m., the sheriff's office received a 911 call reporting a motor vehicle accident involving a van and semi-trailer. 

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A 2012 Chrysler Town and Country van, driven by Paula Jean Braaten, was northbound on County Road 13 when it crossed the center line and struck a 2011 Freightliner semi-trailer, driven by Mitchell George McGee, which was southbound on County Road 13. 

Braaten was treated at the scene and transported by ambulance to the New Ulm Medical Center with injuries considered to not be life-threatening. McGee was treated at the scene only. 

The 2012 Chrysler Town and Country van was totaled and the 2011 Freightliner semi-trailer received severe damage. 

Both drivers were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.

 

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