Rochester Teen Recovering From Violent Wreck
Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - A Rochester teenager was seriously injured in a traffic wreck near the former Meadow Lakes golf course last Friday afternoon.
The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office released information about the wreck Monday morning.
Captain Scott Behrns says 16-year-old Kaley Ketchum was driving east on Country Club Road around 4 p.m. and was passing another vehicle in a no passing zone when she saw a third car approaching. Behrns says the teenager lost control while trying to get back into her lane and slid into the path of the oncoming car. Behrns says Ketchum’s car was hit on the passenger side and it was literally cut in half. Ketchum was apparently not using her seatbelt and was ejected. She was listed in fair condition at St. Mary’s Monday.
A 73-year-old Byron woman was driving the other vehicle. She and a 13-year-old passenger suffered minor injuries.
Behrns says speed was a major factor in the crash and it does not appear alcohol or drugs were involved.