Woman injured in Christmas Day crash in Meeker County

A vehicle went off the road and rolled early Christmas Day injuring a 27-year-old woman from Dassel.


LITCHFIELD – Jessie Renea Janiak, 27, of Dassel, was injured in a single-vehicle roll-over Christmas Day in Meeker County.

The accident was reported at 6:22 a.m. on state Highway 22 at 180th Street in Greenleaf Township.

According to the State Patrol, Janiak was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu south on Highway 22 when the vehicle went off the road and rolled in the ditch.

She was taken to Meeker Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Road conditions were wet at the time and alcohol was not a factor in the crash, according to the State Patrol. The report indicates it's unclear if the lone occupant of the vehicle was wearing a seat belt.


Carolyn Lange is a features writer at the West Central Tribune. She can be reached at or 320-894-9750
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