(Madison Lake, MN) – A teenage St. Clair boy was seriously injured in a four vehicle crash south of Madison Lake Friday evening at about 5:45 p.m.
Seventeen-year-old Levi Tyler Tonn suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash, which closed down Highway 60 in both directions for hours.
Tonn was driving a 1993 Chevy Pickup eastbound on Highway 60 at 216th Street and was braking with his left turn signal on when the truck was struck from behind by another eastbound vehicle. The Dodge Journey that rear ended Tonn’s pickup was driven by 51-year-old Dawn Lee Barber of Northfield.
The State Patrol reports that Barber was distracted at the time of the crash.
Neither Barber or her 3-year-old passenger were injured in the crash.
The impact of the rear end crash sent Tonn’s vehicle into the westbound lanes of Highway 60, where his pickup was then struck by a Sterling Dump Truck driven by 27-year-old Styles Thomas Johnson of Fairmont. A Toyota Tundra driven by 31-year-old Kevin Ronald Schirmers was eastbound on the highway and attempted to avoid Johnson by swerving into the ditch, but the dump truck crashed into the Toyota there.
Johnson suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Mayo Clinic Health System. Schirmers and his 29-year-old passenger, Samantha Jo Schirmers of North Mankato, were not injured.
The Blue Earth County Sheriff, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Madison Lake Police Department, Eagle Lake Police Department, Gold Cross Ambulance, and Madison Lake Fire Department were all at the scene.
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