LaCrosse woman critically injured when van hits cow

6:24 PM, Apr 17, 2011   |    comments
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LEWISTON, Minn. -- A LaCrosse, Wisconsin woman is hospitalized in critical condition after her van hit a cow in southern Minnesota.

The accident happened around 10:30 p.m. Saturday on Interstate 90 south of Lewiston.  Authorities say 36-year-old Svetlana Schmitz was driving westbound on the I-90 when her van struck a cow and rolled.

Schmitz, who was wearing a seat belt, was taken to St. Marys Hospital in Rochester for treatment.  A passenger in the van suffered non-life threatening injuries in the crash.

The westbound lanes of I-90 were closed for about an hour as authorities worked to clear the accident.

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