Two Mabel Residents Killed in Separate Crashes on the Same Day (UPDATED)
Undated (KROC-AM News) - There were two fatal crashes in southeastern Minnesota on Tuesday.
The first occurred around 7 AM on Highway 52 south of Chatfield. The State Patrol says the head on crash took the life of 19-year-old Enos Schwartzentruber. The Mabel man was driving north when his vehicle collided with a vehicle in the southbound lane. The occupants of the car, 38-year-old Donnette Goldsmith of Preston and 8-year-old Shawntae Goldsmith, were transported to St. Mary’s hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The other fatal crash occurred about 3 PM in Fillmore County on Highway 44 west of Mabel. The State Patrol’s preliminary report indicates a rural Mabel woman was killed when her car collided with a semi-truck driven by a 50-year-old Iowa man who suffered non-life threatening injuries. Fillmore County Sheriff Tom Kaase identified the victim as 69-year-old Jerilyn Knowlton.