UPDATE: Serious Injuries in Head-On Collision Near St. Augusta
ST. AUGUSTA - A head-on collision on Interstate 94 caused serious injuries and backed-up traffic for miles.
The State Patrol says the incident happened near St. Augusta just before 4:00 p.m. yesterday (Monday).
A vehicle pulling a trailer drove through the freeway fence off Cooper Avenue and continued driving the wrong way going eastbound in the westbound lane. Two other vehicles were hit, one of them head-on, before the first vehicle rolled in the ditch. The driver of the first vehicle was suffering from a medical condition.
The driver of the first vehicle was 49-year-old John Fischer of St. Cloud - he suffered non life threatening injuries. The driver and the passenger in the second vehicle were both 18-year-old men from California - neither one of them were hurt. The driver of the third vehicle was a 50-year-old man from North Dakota - he had non life threatening injuries. A passenger in the third vehicle is in critical condition - she's a 52-year-old woman from West Fargo, North Dakota.