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UPDATE: Prescott couple remain in fair condition following weekend accident

Two people from Prescott and a third individual from Minnesota were air-lifted to Regions Hospital in St. Paul following a pair of motorcycle accidents over the weekend.

Jeffrey French, 46, and Jeannie Maurer, 49, both of Prescott, were flown by separate helicopters about 9:30 p.m., Friday, after their northbound motorcyle struck the side of a vehicle which had pulled from the stop sign at CTH E and Hwy. 35 in the town of Oak Grove. A Regions spokeswoman said Tuesday they remain in fair condition. 

Deputy Jean Spletstoser with the Pierce County Sheriff's Department said in a news release that a vehicle operated by Nathan Warzon, 22, of River Falls, was southbound on CTH E, had made a proper stop but then pulled into the path of the motorcycle as he began his left turn onto Hwy. 35.

Warzon wasn't injured and Spletstoser indicated that alcohol did not appear to have been a factor in the crash.

Deputies were assisted by Prescott fire and ambulance, River Falls paramedics, the State Patrol, North Memorial and Life-Link air ambulance services.

Mark W. Warner, 61, of Belle Plain, Minn., was injured early Saturday afternoon after his motorcycle left CTH A in a curve, about a mile south of Hwy. 10. He was discharged Tuesday, the spokesperson said. 

Warner was flown directly to Regions with assistance from the Ellsworth Area Ambulance Service and Ellsworth firefighters, according to Deputy Steve Albarado.

No details on the extent of the trio's injuries were disclosed. 

Steve Dzubay

Steve Dzubay has been publisher at the River Falls Journal and Hudson Star Observer from 1995-2016. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. He previously worked as a reporter-photographer at small daily newspapers in Minnesota and is past editor of the Pierce County Herald and River Falls Journal.