Paynesville Man/Melrose Woman Injured in Crash


A Paynesville man and a Melrose woman were injured in a two-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon at the intersection of Highway 23 and Interstate 94 near St. Joseph.

A vehicle driven by 22-year-old Gavin Hofmann, of Paynesville, was traveling east on Highway 23, and a vehicle driven by 65-year-old Ruth Lyon, of Melrose, was traveling west on Highway 23 when they collided.

The Minnesota State Patrol says the Lyon vehicle was attempting to make a left turn onto I-94 when it was struck by Hofmann’s vehicle.

Both drivers were taken to St. Cloud Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The crash happened just before 5pm.


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