Four Rochester Residents Among the Injured in Van-Moose Collision in Northern Minnesota
The State Patrol responded to the crash on Hwy. 1 about 15 miles west of Ely. It was reported shortly before 6:15 p.m.
The state crash report indicates a minivan was traveling south on Hwy. 1 in rainy conditions that were impacting visibility when a moose ran into the road. The van then struck the moose.
All five occupants of the van suffered what are being described as non-life-threatening injuries. They are identified as:
- 43-year-old Jason Christophe Dinsmore of Rochester
- 64-year-old Anne Roberta Dinsmore of Howell, MI
- 9-year-old boy from Rochester
- 44-year-old Lauren Elizabeth Dinsmore of Rochester
- 13-year-old boy from Rochester
The report indicates Jason was driving the van. Four of the injured occupants were taken to a hospital in nearby Ely.
Lauren was brought to a hospital about 30 miles south of the crash scene in Virgina. Everyone was buckled up and alcohol was not a factor in the crash, the report says.