Van Crashes Into Squad Car Making Traffic Stop, Leaves 2 Hurt
SAUK CENTRE -- Two people were hurt when a van crashed into a police car making a traffic stop on I-94 this weekend.
The state patrol says the incident happened shortly after 9:30 p.m. Saturday outside of Sauk Centre.
Sauk Centre police officer Joseph Jensen had pulled over a car driven by 17-year-old Chatrea Zachman of St. Michael.
It was during this traffic stop that a minivan driven by 79-year-old Wilma Aalderks of Osakis rear-ended the squad car, causing the squad car to rear-end Zachman's car.
Jensen, Zachman and Aalderks were not hurt in the crash.
Zachman's passenger, 15-year-old Isabella Kitzberger of St. Michael, and the passenger of the minivan, 57-year-old Gary Aalderks of Osakis, suffered non life-threatening injuries.