2 people killed in 3-car St. Michael crash

Two persons have died and three others were injured in a three-car crash Friday night, Oct. 19, in St. Michael.

At 9:40 p.m. the Wright County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a three-vehicle crash in the 8300 block of County Rd. 34 in the city of St Michael.

The initial investigation indicates that a 2004 Chevrolet Suburban being driven by Mary Jo Meyer-Buske, 55, of Buffalo was westbound on 10th St NE when it collided with a 1996 Volvo which was eastbound and being driven by Zachary Lee Jennings, 22, of Plymouth. Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene.

A third vehicle, a 1996 Volkswagen, being driven by Gretchen Root, 30, of Minneapolis, was eastbound on 10th Street NE and did not see the first two vehicles and collided with them. Root was transported to Buffalo Hospital by Allina Ambulance.

There were three passengers in the Suburban who were transported to local hospitals with injuries. They are identified as: Jonathan Meyer, 41, of Alexandria, taken to North Memorial via Allina Ambulance; Kimberly Meyer, 54, of Alexandria, taken to Allina Hospital in Buffalo and then airlifted to North Memorial Hospital; and Sonja Sjolander, 38, of Buffalo, was taken to Allina Hospital in Buffalo via Allina Ambulance.

The St Michael and Hanover Fire Departments responded to the scene. The incident remains under investigation by the Wright County Sheriff’s Office.