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Montrose man injured in possible DUI crash

Two people, including 31-year old Michael Schug of Montrose, suffered life-threatening injuries during a traffic collision in Rockford Township Friday, Dec. 23.

Per the Minnesota State Patrol’s incident report, the crash occurred at the intersection of Highway 25 and 10th street southeast near Buffalo, where Schug’s Dodge Caravan collided with a Jeep Cherokee operated by 64-year old Fred Schimdt of St. Bonifacius.

Officers from the Buffalo Police Department and Wright County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash.

The airbags of each vehicle deployed during the crash, and Schug and Schmidt sustained life-threatening injuries, prompting first responders to transport the individuals to hospitals for treatment of their injuries.

Schug was taken to the Hennepin County Medical Center, while Schmidt was taken to North Memorial Hospital. Their current conditions are unknown.

Both drivers were reported to have been wearing their seatbelts; however, the report indicated that Schmidt was under the influence of alcohol, which is suspected to have played a role in the crash that remains under investigation.


Two injured during three vehicle crash in Delano

Two drivers were injured during a three vehicle crash in Delano at the intersection of Highway 12 and 13th Street.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol (MSP) incident report, 77-year old Glenn Roberts of Waverly, 77-year old Edward Stockert of Delano, and 41-year old William Brandzuch of Delano were traveling eastbound on Highway 12 when they were coming to a stop at the intersection. One vehicle failed to notice other vehicles slowing down and collided.

The Wright County Sheriff’s Office, the Delano Fire Department, and the Ridgeview ambulance responded to the incident.

All three drivers were reported to have been wearing their seatbelts. Roberts and Stockert were both taken to the Buffalo Hospital where they were treated for non-life threating injuries.