Albert Lea teen injured in crash in Winona County

Published 5:33 am Wednesday, November 23, 2022

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An Albert Lea teenager was one of three people injured Tuesday evening after a crash on Highway 61 in Winona County.

The teenager, 15, whose name has not been released, was taken to Winona Health for injuries deemed not life-threatening, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

Also injured were Melissa Susan Markusen, 53, and Marie Geraldine Markusen, 83, both of St. Paul.

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The State Patrol report indicated the 15-year-old girl was a passenger in a 2014 Ford Edge, driven by Jayden Michael Jessie, 18, of Winona, that was southbound on Highway 61.

The other two women were in a 2022 GMC Terrain that was northbound on Highway 61.

The two vehicles collided in the northbound lane at about 5:23 p.m.

All occupants were wearing their seat belts, and alcohol was not a factor, according to the report.

Roads were dry at the time of the crash.

The Goodview Police Department and Winona County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene.