Drivers injured, one critically, in Highway 22 crash

Two drivers were injured, one critically, in a crash north of Beauford Thursday morning.

According to a state patrol crash report, an SUV driven by Judith Kay Orvedal, 78, of Blue Earth, was northbound on Highway 22, and a car driven by 57-year-old Paul Wayne Marchetti of Winnebago, was eastbound on Co Rd 16 when the vehicles collided in the intersection.

Orvedal suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester.

Marchetti was taken to Mayo Clinic Mankato with non-life threatening injuries.  He was not wearing a seat belt, according to the crash report.

Alcohol was not a factor in the crash.  The posted crash time is 11:27 a.m.



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