Update: Rockford Man Identified in Fatal Crash in Waconia


Authorities have released the name of the Rockford man that died in a three-vehicle crash in Waconia Monday.

The State Patrol says 45-year-old Michael Clarkson died at the scene.

The crash happened on Highway 5 near Hartmann Drive at about 5pm.

The Patrol says 57-year-old Lisa Welch of Cokato was taken to HCMC for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

Two others received non-life threatening injuries and apparently did not require hospitalization.

The Patrol says a pickup was driving easbtound in the westbound lanes of Highway 5 when it struck another pickup head on. Another pickup, which was driving westbound, then rear ended the eastbound pickup.

According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the highway was closed in the eastbound lanes for several hours.


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