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Ellsworth woman hospitalized after Highway 29 crash

An Ellsworth woman was hospitalized Thursday after a two-vehicle highway crash in rural River Falls.

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office identified the woman as 63-year-old Kathryn A. Dopkins, the driver of a 1999 Toyota Camry. Dopkins was taken by ambulance to River Falls Area Hospital with undisclosed injuries.

Deputies responded at 6:52 p.m. Nov. 9 to the crash at Highway 29 and County Road FF in the town of River Falls. According to the sheriff’s office, Dopkins was westbound on the highway when she slowed to perform a U-turn in traffic and collided with a 2010 Honda Civic driven by 27-year-old Sarah M. O’Donnell of Cottage Grove, Minn.

O’Donnell was evaluated and released on the scene for minor injuries.

River Falls EMS crews and firefighters assisted with the crash, which remains under investigation.

Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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