Two-car accident occurs on Highway 12 near Dassel

DASSEL, MN – A two-vehicle accident that occurred Tuesday afternoon injured four and slowed traffic to one lane along Highway 12.
The accident, which took place around 3:40 p.m., involved Steven Schauberger, 44, of Hutchinson, and Tracy Quale, 29, of Litchfield.
According to the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, Schauberger was driving a 2005 red Dodge Neon and traveling westbound when he decided to make a U-turn.
He pulled over to the north side of Highway 12 and in the process of turning around, collided with Quale, who was driving a 1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue and also traveling westbound, according to the report.
Quale, and three passengers in her car were transported to Meeker Memorial Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
Responding to the scene was Dassel Fire and Rescue, Gold Cross Ambulance, Minnesota State Patrol, and Meeker County Sheriff’s deputies.

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