Two People Hurt in Three Vehicle Crash in Benton County
ST. CLOUD -- Two people were hurt after being involved in a three vehicle crash along Highway 23 this (Wednesday) morning.
The incident happened at about 10:40 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 23 and Benton County Road 1 in St. Cloud.
The State Patrol says 39-year-old Jay Kockler, of Sartell, was stopped at a red light on Benton County Road 1 waiting to turn left onto Highway 23. Meanwhile, another vehicle driven by 39-year-old Shane Olson of St. Cloud, was traveling westbound on Highway 23 approaching the intersection when the two vehicles collided.
Authorities says it is unknown which driver failed to yield to the red light.
The collision caused Olson's vehicle to hit a Freightliner stopped on Highway 23 waiting to turn left onto Benton County Road 1. The driver, 40-year-old Chad Halvorson of St. Joseph, was not hurt.
Olson and his passenger, 35-year-old Alicia Olson, were taken to St. Cloud Hospital for non life threatening injuries.
Kockler was not hurt in the crash.