Highway 23 crash injures five near Granite Falls
GRANITE FALLS — Five people were injured — two seriously — in a crash on Minnesota Highway 23 on Sunday afternoon, the Minnesota State Patrol said.
A 54-year-old man and a 7-year-old boy were taken to the Avera Granite Falls hospital with life-threatening injuries, the State Patrol said.
The crash was reported at 4:06 p.m. at Highway 23 and Highway 274 south of Granite Falls. A 2006 Nissan Armada driven by Amaro Rolando Estrada, 54, was westbound on Highway 274 and a 2022 Chevy Tahoe driven by Kirsten Day Church, 32, of Dell Rapids, S.D., was southbound on Highway 23 when the two vehicles collided.
A total of five people, including the two drivers, an adult passenger in the Nissan and two children in the Chevy, were injured, the State Patrol said. All five were brought to Avera Granite Falls. Seven-year-old Case Thomas Church, a passenger in the Chevy, and Raymon Flores-Lamar, 54, a passenger in the Nissan, received life-threatening injuries, the State Patrol said.
Flores-Lamar was not wearing a seat belt, the State Patrol said.
Road conditions were snowy and icy at the time of the crash, the State Patrol said. Alcohol was also involved in the crash, the State Patrol said.
Granite Falls Fire and Rescue, Granite Falls Police, the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office and the Upper Sioux Police all responded at the crash scene.