Three injured in two-vehicle crash on Stearns County Road 49 near Cold Spring

Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash reported at 12:54 p.m. Nov. 23 in Wakefield Township. The crash occurred in the 16200 block of Stearns County Road 49 after a vehicle attempting a left turn from the driveway of a residence pulled out in front of another, according to the Stearns County Sheriff's Office.

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COLD SPRING — Three people were injured in a reported two-vehicle crash on Wednesday, Nov. 23. One was transported to a hospital via ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries. Two others were treated at the scene.

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According to a news release from the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, the county communications center received the report at about 12:54 p.m. in the 16200 block of County Road 49 in Wakefield Township, southwest of Cold Spring.

The sheriff’s office said 45-year-old Kelly Breuchel of Cold Spring was driving southbound on County Road 49 in her Chevy Traverse when Virginia Sharples, 71, of Cold Spring, attempted to turn left from her driveway onto northbound County Road 49 in her Volkswagen Tiguan.

According to the release, Sharples pulled out in front of Breuchel, the two vehicles collided at a right angle and went off into the ditch.

Sharples was transported by ambulance for non-life-threatening injuries.


Breuchel and her adult passenger were treated at the scene and declined transport, according to the release.

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office did not disclose where Sharples was transported.

Dale Morin is a reporter with the West Central Tribune. He covers public safety and breaking news beats.

Dale can be reached at or by phone 320-214-4368.
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