Eagan girl hospitalized after Monday crash
A 17-year-old Eagan girl was hospitalized after a two-vehicle crash Monday afternoon in Crow Wing County.
Elizabeth M. Prokop was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Brainerd following the accident at about 4 p.m. on Highway 371 near Barbeau Road.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Prokop was a passenger in a Dodge Caravan driven by Ralph D. Michels, 53, of Apple Valley, that was traveling south on Highway 371. A Honda Accord driven by 34-year-old Tyler D. Tanner of Blackfoot, Idaho, was “following too close” when traffic slowed, and Tanner’s vehicle rear-ended the utility trailer being hauled by Michels’ van, the State Patrol said.
Both vehicles suffered severe damage in the crash and had to be towed from the accident scene.
The State Patrol had no information on the extent of Prokop’s injuries. Neither of the drivers suffered any apparent injuries.
Road conditions were wet on Highway 371, a divided blacktop roadway, at the time of the crash. Alcohol is not believed to have been a factor.