Officials in charge of the investigation from the Minnesota State Police have identified one of the individuals injured in a collision in Cottage Grove, MN on Saturday, May 25th, 2013. Police familiar with details of the investigation believe Nicole Hanebuth was hurt when the vehicle she occupied crossed into the lanes of oncoming traffic and struck a vehicle for reasons currently under investigation as they navigated Highway 61.
Scene of the Accident
According to the statement released by authorities, Nicole Hanebuth sustained injuries of an unspecified nature and was transported by emergency response personnel in a helicopter to nearby Regions Hospital where an update on her condition was not made immediately available by hospital staff. Alcohol has since been determined to be a factor in the accident. The crash remains under investigation but authorities from local and state agencies.