Four Injured in Head-on Crash West of Litchfield


A Grove City woman and her passenger suffered life-threatening injuries in a head-on crash yesterday afternoon (Monday) on U.S. Highway 12 west of Litchfield.

The State Patrol says 85-year-old Donna Hedtke was driving a mini van westbound when the van was struck head-on by an eastbound vehicle driven by a 17-year-old male. His name was not released.

Hedtke was taken to a hospital in St. Cloud for treatment.

88-year-old Clifford Hedtke, also of Grove City, was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis for treatment.

The 17-year-old was also taken to HCMC for treatment of unknown injuries. A passenger in his vehicle, 14-year-old Kole Lindemann of Willmar, was taken to Meeker Memorial Hospital in Litchfield for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The crash happened at about 2pm on Highway 12 near the intersection with Highway 22.


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