Two Injured in Crash West of Lake Henry

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Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash west of Lake Henry Sunday afternoon (photos below).

At just before 4:30pm, Stearns County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a two-vehicle crash with injuries at the intersection of County Road 19 and County Road 129 in Lake Henry Township, which is about two miles west of Lake Henry.

Sixty-eight-year-old Richard Lecher of St. Martin was driving his station wagon eastbound on County Road 19. Authorities say 36-year-old Heidi Miller of Paynesville was driving her SUV westbound on County Road 19 when Lecher attempted to make a left-hand turn onto County Road 129 causing the collision.

Both drivers sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Paynesville Ambulance transported Lecher to the Paynesville Hospital. Miller was transported to the hospital by a private party.

Both drivers were wearing their seat belts.

Alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

Volvo Station Wagon (Stearns Co Sheriff’s Office photo)
Yukon SUV (Stearns Co Sheriff’s Office photo)

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