Winsted-Lester Prairie Journal, June 4, 2001

Ten injured in two-vehicle accident

A two-vehicle accident took place about 1:35 a.m. May 26 at the intersection of Highway 7 and Carver County Road 33 north of New Germany.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Laurie Snegosky, 29, of Lester Prairie was northbound on County Road 33, when the 1993 Ford Taurus she was driving was struck from behind while she was stopped at a stop sign.

The Snegosky vehicle was sent into the opposite ditch, while the second vehicle, a 1989 Ford Taurus, driven by Paul Rohlik, 21, of Plymouth, came to rest in the intersection of Highway 7 and County Road 33.

The accident remains under investigation by the Minnesota State Patrol. None of the people involved were wearing seat belts, the patrol said.

Snegosky, at the time of the report, was in fair condition, being held for observation at Ridgeview Medical Center, Waconia.

Rohlik received minor injuries, and was taken to Glencoe Regional Health Services where he was treated and released.

Passengers in the Snegosky vehicle were:

Darlene Schlechter, 26, of Winsted, was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) in serious condition with internal injuries;

Corrine Mickolichek, 36, of Silver Lake was also transported to HCMC where she was reported in serious condition with internal injuries and fractures;

Kristie Hausladen, 24, of Glencoe, was in serious condition with fractures, and was transported to HCMC;

Laurie Mickolichek, 37, and Sharon Schultz, 39, both of Silver Lake, received minor injuries and were treated and released at Ridgeview Medical Center.

Three passengers were in the Rohlik vehicle:

Timothy Sterner, 27, of New Germany, sustained internal injuries and fractures, and was in serious condition at HCMC.

Timothy Keefe and Adam Orth, both 21 and of Waconia, each received minor injuries, and were treated and released from Ridgeview Medical Center.


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