Le Sueur Woman Injured in Highway 169 Detour Crash


The Mankato Free Press reports that one person was injured in a three vehicle crash on the Highway 169 detour north of St. Peter on August 26, 2014.


Amy Foley, 45, of Le Sueur was injured when her 2000 Honda Accord struck a Jeep Wrangler driving by Carl Ruedinger, 53, of West Bend, Iowa. The crash occurred northbound on Nicollet County 20 on the detour for Highway 169.


The detour has been the subject of much controversy recently and has been the scene of at least one other crash which killed Thomas Wendelschafer of St. Peter on August 12, 2014 at the intersection of Nicollet County 20 and Highway 22. The detour changed traffic patterns and traffic control signals which could surprise even drivers familiar with the area.


The Mankato Free Press, "LeSueur woman injured on Highway 169 detour crash" No author given, August 27, 2014