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Accident near Burr Oak sends Canton woman to the hospital with serious injuries

Posted: Wed, Sep 16, 2015 9:45 AM

The Winneshiek County Sheriff's Department says a traffic accident on Highway 52 at County Road A-18 Tuesday morning sent two people to the hospital--one with serious injuries.

58-year-old Rene Prestby from Canton, MInnesota was driving south on Highway 52 shortly before noon on Tuesday when 34-year-old Joseph Olson of Ridgeway pulled out onto the highway from County A-18.  Olson was ticketed for Failure to Yield upon entering a roadway.

Prestby was airlifted to Rochester, where a spokesperson for St. Mary's Hospital says she is in "serious" condition.

Olson was ticketed for Failure to Yield the Right-of-Way.  His five-year-old son was taken to Winneshiek Medical Center for treatment of cuts.