Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Woodville woman killed in Minnesota crash

Lucille I. Helgeson of Woodville was killed in a car crash Thursday afternoon, April 24 on Rivercrest Road in Lakeland, Minnesota near Highway 95, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

According to the State Patrol, Mrs. Helgeson, 86, was a passenger in a Pontiac Bonneville going west on Rivercrest Road when it was broadsided by another car driven by Madeline D. Johnson, 55, of Hudson, driving a Dodge Nitro, going south on Minnesota 95. The Bonneville was being driven by Mrs. Helgeson's husband, George W. Helgeson, 89, who was taken to Regions Hospital for his injuries that were determined to be not life-threatening.

Johnson was taken to Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater with injuries caused by the air bag which were also determined to be not life-threatening, the State Patrol said.

The State Patrol said the roads were wet at the time of the accident which was about 3:00 p.m.