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Two injured in Paynesville crash Saturday

PAYNESVILLE — A woman and a child were taken to the CentraCare Paynesville Hospital Saturday morning after a crash at the intersection of Highway 55 and Mill


According to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol, a Buick Century traveling east on Highway 55 and a Chevrolet Equinox traveling south on Mill Street collided when the Buick's driver failed to stop for a stop sign.

The driver of the Chevrolet, Emily Elizabeth Liestman, 25, of Paynesville, and passenger Colton Michael Liestman, 3, of Paynesville, were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the Buick, Eli Henry Ahrens, 19, of Madelia, was uninjured.

All were wearing seatbelts.

Assisting the State Patrol were Paynesville Fire and Rescue, Paynesville Police Department and Paynesville Ambulance.

Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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