Monday, June 17, at 8:14 a.m., the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a crash involving a mini van and a farm RoGator on County Road 2 east 133rd Avenue in Rockville Township. The 2002 Dodge Caravan driven by Lucille Gertken, age 73 of Richmond, was trying to pass the RoGator farm implement driven by Clinton Rausch, 36 of Watkins, both traveling northeast on County Road 2. Gertken did not realize that the RoGator was making a left turn onto a driveway before she proceeded to pass. As Gertken was making this pass, she collided with the RoGator 2011 model 994. Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the accident. Rausch was not injured in the accident, and Gertken was taken to the St. Cloud Hospital by Gold Cross Ambulance.
The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Cold Spring Police Department, Rockville Fire and Rescue and Gold Cross Ambulance..