Car vs. semi-truck crash shuts down Hwy 52 near Zumbrota for several hours

(ABC 6 News) – A two-vehicle crash on Highway 52 shut down traffic and caused significant delays Friday afternoon.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a vehicle driven by Patricia Heath, 83 of Rochester was making a u-turn in the northbound lanes of Highway 52, when it collided with a northbound semi truck and trailer driven by Alishire Mahamed, 36 of St. Cloud, MN.

The crash happend just before 3:30 p.m. between 490th Street (near Pine Island) and MN 60 (Zumbrota).

Both drivers were transported to St. Marys Hospital, with believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

As of 6 p.m. southbound traffic is back open but slow going. Northbound will remain closed for the next few hours.

(ABC 6 News) – The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a crash on Highway 52 near Zumbrota Friday.

MnDOT said the crash happened between 490th Street (near Pine Island) and MN 60 (Zumbrota).

Traffic is backed up and drivers should expect delays.The road is closed to all traffic except emergency vehicles.

MnDOT says the closure could last until 8 p.m.

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