WELCH TOWNSHIP, Minn. — A crash on a highway in Goodhue County has taken the lives of two young brothers from Red Wing and a third person.
Sheriff's officials say the crash in Welch Township happened shortly before noon Saturday when a car driven by a 50-year-old Hager City, Wisconsin, man crossed the center line and collided with an SUV driven by a 68-year-old Buffalo Gap, South Dakota, woman.
KTTC-TV reports three passengers in the car were killed. Sheriff's authorities identified the victims as 5-year-old Taylor Johnson and his 8-year-old brother, Zachary Johnson, as well as 47-year-old Stacy Lande, of Hager City, Wisconsin. The driver, Robert Welch, was airlifted to a hospital in Rochester.
Officials say the driver of the SUV, Lynn Rapp, had minor injuries and was taken to a Red Wing hospital.