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Posted on: August 5, 2022

UPDATED: Motor Vehicle Crash with Injuries

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8-8-22 Update: 

The following is an update to the motor vehicle crash on Friday near Mapleton involving bicyclists.

The following individuals sustained injuries ranging from minor to serious. Those that were transported to hospitals have been released and are expected to recover.

• 13-year-old Nora Caven of rural Mankato – serious injury

• 16-year-old Martha Price of rural Mapleton – serious injury

• 16-year-old Briyanna Burkhardt of Mapleton – minor injury

• 12-year-old Dahlia Schneider of rural Good Thunder – minor injury

• 52-year-old Jason Klein of Mapleton – minor injury

The group of cyclists was an informal gathering of students from the Maple River cross country team. The incident remains under investigation.

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Original Detail: 

On August 5th at 7:40 am deputies responded to a motor vehicle crash involving bicyclists on County Road 7 near 111th Street south of Mapleton.

30-year-old Jenna Phuong-Thao Luong was driving a 2012 Chevrolet Volt south on County Road 7 and collided with a group of bicycle riders also traveling south.

A total of five bike riders were struck by the vehicle resulting in injuries ranging from minor to serious. Jenna Phuong-Thao Luong was the only occupant of her vehicle and was uninjured.

The group of bike riders consisted of one adult and seven juveniles. Additional names are being withheld to ensure notifications can be made to families.

Agencies that assisted at the scene included the Faribault County Sheriff’s Office, Mapleton Police and Fire, Minnesota Lake Ambulance, Mayo Ambulance and Mayo Air.

The crash remains under investigation in conjunction with the MN State Patrol.

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