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22-year-old Rosemount man killed in crash on US Highway 52

January 20, 2019

ZUMBROTA — A 22-year-old man was killed early Thursday in a two-car crash that left another man seriously injured.

The crash occurred near Goodhue County Road 7, north of Zumbrota, in Minneola Township.

Austin Sterling Tolle, 22, of Rosemount, was southbound in a 1995 Buick LeSabre when the vehicle left the roadway and went through a median about 15 minutes before 6 a.m. Tolle’s car then collided with a 2012 Ford Fusion that was northbound. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, road conditions were icy and snowy at the time of the crash.

The driver of the Ford Fusion, Cletus Ralph Pfeiffer, 76, of Rochester, was transported to Mayo Clinic Hospital-Saint Marys, and was listed in serious condition Friday morning.

The Goodhue Sheriff’s Office, Zumbrota Police, Zumbrota Ambulance and Zumbrota Fire Department all responded to the scene.

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