Two injured in Monday crash

September 5, 2018

Two people were injured Monday morning following a single vehicle crash in Marion Township.

The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office responded around 5:45 a.m. to the 2900 block of 50th Avenue Southeast for a report of a car that had driven off the road and into a ditch, according to Capt. Scott Behrns.

Behrns said the 2016 Hyundai Sonata driven by Michael Bunnell, 25, of Rochester, struck a culvert and a utility pole before stopping in the ditch. Both Bunnell and his passenger, Jamie Moreno, 32, of Rochester, were taken by Gold Cross Ambulance to Saint Marys Hospital.

The Mayo One helicopter was called to the crash but did not transport either Bunnell or Moreno. Behrns said both suffered serious injuries.

A search warrant was obtained for Bunnell’s blood. The crash is under investigation.

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