Names released from fatal crash near Lester Prairie Christmas day

MCLEOD COUNTY – A two-vehicle crash occurred near the area of 180th St. west of Baldwin Court, southwest of Lester Prairie, at 4:36 p.m. Dec. 25., according to a press release issued by the McLeod County Sheriff’s office.

A 1994 Dodge Caravan driven by Virgil Richter, 69, of Glencoe collided with a 2007 Chevrolet Suburban driven by Dolores Ramirez De Juarez, 35, from Glencoe, according to the release.

The occupants of the Dodge Caravan were trapped inside their vehicle and needed to be extricated. The passenger, Bonnie Richter, 63, of Glencoe, was transported to Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. North Memorial Air Care transported Virgil Richter to the North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale, where he later died.

All occupants of the Chevrolet Suburban, Dolores Ramirez De Juarez, two 3 year-old children, a 13-year old female, a 10-year old female, a female infant, and Salvador Juarez-Medina, 36, of Glencoe, were transported to the Glencoe Hospital.

Also responding to the scene were the Lester Prairie Police Department, Lester Prairie Fire Department, Minnesota State Patrol, Silver Lake Ambulance, Winsted Fire Department, Allina Ambulance, Ridgeview Ambulance, and North Memorial Air Care.

The crash is still under investigation.


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