2 injured in rural Wadena County crash

The Wadena County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash, reported at 8:57 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, after a vehicle failed to stop at the intersection of highways 15 and 23 in Wadena County.

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MENAHGA — Two people were injured Sunday, Feb. 20, in a two-vehicle collision after one vehicle failed to stop at the intersection of highways 15 and 23 in Wadena County and collided with the other vehicle.

The Wadena County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash, reported at 8:57 p.m., southeast of Menahga. According to the report, deputies arrived and found two vehicles with severe damage. The vehicles involved were a Jeep Grand Cherokee, driven by Rhoda Kangas, 20, of rural Sebeka, and a Chevrolet Equinox, driven by Randi Wagner, 33, of rural Menahga.

The report stated Kangas was driving southbound on Highway 23 when the Chevrolet ran a stop sign at the intersection. According to the report, Wagner thought the stop sign was further ahead when she entered the intersection and collided with Kangas' vehicle.

Both drivers were treated for possible injuries at the scene. Wagner was transported by ambulance to Tri-County Health Care in Wadena and Kangas was transported by private party to Tri-County Health Care.

Speed was a factor in the incident, the sheriff’s office reported.


Assisting at the scene were the Menahga Police Department, Sebeka First Responders, Tri-County Ambulance, Menahga First Responders, Minnesota State Patrol and K&K Towing.

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