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Minnesota teen injured in two-car collision

A Minnesota teenager was taken to River Falls Area Hospital Sunday afternoon following a two-car collision at the US Highway 63/County Highway N intersection. 

Rachael A. Lichtenberg, 18, Centerville, was a passenger in a vehicle being driven by Brandon S. Peterson, 22, Lino Lakes, who was northbound on Hwy. 63. Pierce County sheriff's deputy Ali Verges reports Peterson was attempting to negotiate a turn when his vehicle was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by Matthew L. Olson, 30, Ellsworth. The accident happened around 4:35 p.m., in the town of Ellsworth. 

Lichtenberg was transported to River Falls Hospital by Ellsworth Ambulance with undetermined injuries. Verges added the accident is still under investigation. 

Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

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