May 28—PINE ISLAND TOWNSHIP — A two-vehicle crash on Highway 52 on Friday, May 27, 2022, injured two people and shut down a portion of the highway.
Patricia Ann Heath, 83, of Rochester, was driving a 2016 Toyota Camry and making a u-turn in the northbound lanes of Highway 52 at milepost 76 at 3:27 p.m. when it collided with a 2015 Volvo VN Tractor truck also heading north, according to a Minnesota State Patrol report.
Heath and the driver of the semi-truck — Alishire Abdi Mahamed, 36, of St. Cloud, Minn. — were taken to Mayo Clinic Hospital — Saint Marys campus with non-life threatening injuries.
The northbound lanes on Highway 52 between 480th Street and Highway 60 (near Zumbrota) are currently closed to all traffic except emergency vehicles, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation's website.
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The Zumbrota Police Department, Zumbrota Ambulance, Zumbrota Fire Department and Goodhue County Sheriff's Office responded to the crash.