No fatalities or life-threatening injuries were reported as a result of a four-vehicle crash that involved nine people - four of whom were children - just outside of New Prague last Thursday.
The Minnesota State Patrol received a call at approximately 3:43 p.m. Thursday, July 25, about a four-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 21 and 260th Street in Helena Township, located just outside of New Prague.
According to the MSP report, Bonnie Marie Mickle, 68, who had been reported missing from her Richfield home, ran the stop sign at the railroad tracks on 260th Street, as well as the stop sign at 260th and Highway 21, and collided with the vehicle driven by Richard Ferdinand Fox, 67, of Shakopee. Fox had a passenger in his car, Corey Richard Fox, 43.
Both vehicles veered into the southbound traffic lane, where they were struck by a third driver, Elliot Norman Pint, 35, of Mankato. Pint was driving his parents’ vehicle and had four child passengers with him at the time of the accident. Pint was also subsequently rear-ended by Jennifer Ann Sahr, 28, of Austin, as she tried to avoid the accident ahead.
Pint and the children suffered visible bruises, minor cuts and scrapes; they were checked and treated at the scene, as was Sahr.
Corey Fox was transported by an ambulance to an area hospital and treated.
Richard Fox and Mickle were both airlifted from the crash scene, and their injuries were later reported to be non-life threatening.
The MSP reported that Mickle will be cited by mail for causing the crash, and Pint was cited for driving after suspension.
The MSP was assisted at the scene by the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, MnDOT, North Memorial EMS, and AirCare, Mayo One and New Prague Police. Traffic along Highway 21 between Jordan and New Prague was detoured for approximately three hours while the scene was being processed.