UPDATE: Crash on Hwy 52 snarls traffic during Tuesday evening commute

UPDATE: 11/16 (6:41 a.m.) – A Mankato man suffered non-life threatening injuries in a crash Tuesday evening in Rochester.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, at approximately 6:53 p.m.. a 2014 Ford Taurus was parked on the median shoulder of Hwy 52 southbound at Civic Center Dr., when a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu traveling southbound on Hwy 52 struck the Ford.

Timothy Bremer, 22, of Mankato, the driver of the Ford, was transported to St. Marys Hospital in Rochester with non-life threatening injuries. A passenger, Forrest Wolf, 20, of Coon Rapids, MN was not injured.

Alex Xorxe, 26, of Lake Charles, LA, was the driver of the Chevrolet. He was not injured. MSP says alcohol was involved.

MSP says the road was covered in snow and ice at the time of the crash.


(ABC 6 News) – Traffic is backed up as authorities are responding to a crash on Highway 52 in Rochester.

The crash happened just after 7 p.m. in the southbound lanes of Highway 52 just south of Civic Center Dr.

The crash is one of hundreds that have happened across the area with winter weather hitting the area.

Additional information will be added as it becomes available.