Fatal accident in Young America Township

Sheriff Jim Olson reports that deputies responded, along with Norwood Young America Fire and Rescue, MN State Patrol and Ridgeview Ambulance, to a three-car motor vehicle crash on CSAH 33 at CSAH 34 in Young America Township. The incident happened on Friday, July 26, 2013 at approximately 5:00 p.m.

A vehicle traveling westbound on CSAH 34 failed to stop at the intersection of CSAH 33 and struck the rear of a vehicle traveling northbound on CSAH 33. After being struck, the northbound vehicle spun into the southbound traffic lane and was struck in the driver’s door by a southbound vehicle. The damage to the spinning vehicle was severe and the driver died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. The deceased driver has been identified as MA Guadalupe Paredes Ruelas, 43 y, of Lester Prairie, Minn.

There were no obvious signs of trauma or severe injury to any of the other motorists involved in the crash, and all were transported to Ridgeview Medical Center for evaluation. There was no evidence or signs of impairment of the drivers involved in this incident.

The Minnesota State Patrol is reconstructing the crash and will be investigating the incident for review and possible charging consideration by the Carver County Attorney’s Office.