One Otsego woman was airlifted to North Memorial by Air Care ambulance and another was transported by Allina Ambulance to Mercy Hospital after a two-person, two-vehicle accident on Wright County Highway 19 early Tuesday, Feb. 17.
The crash, which was reported to Wright County deputies around 8:05 a.m. Tuesday, occurred when Mandy Quesnel, 31, Otsego, allegedly pulled her four-door Chevrolet sedan in front of a of Honda Pilot driven by Jennifer Deschene 33, also of Otsego.
According to the Wright County Sheriff’s Office, Quesnel was struck while attempting to make a left-hand turn on to southbound County 19 from 77th Avenue Northeast in Otsego.
Quesnel was struck directly on the driver’s side by Deschene, who was heading northbound on the highway toward Wright County Highway 39.
Deschene’s SUV stopped in the road, but Quesnel’s car was launched off the highway and onto the ditch on the southbound side of the road, where the vehicle came to rest. Quesnel was extracted from the vehicle by members of Albertville Fire and Rescue, and airlifted to North Memorial.
Deschene was placed in an Allina ground ambulance and transported to Mercy in Coon Rapids.
Neither car had a passenger, and both women were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash. The condition of each driver was not known at this time.
Clarification: This post has been updated to clarify the Chevrolet sedan was turning from 77th Street Northeast on to County 19 southbound. NWCToday apologizes for any confusion.