Pine City Girl Killed In Sunday Crash
On Sunday, a freak accident involving a horse trailer killed a young girl from Pine City. The Minnesota State Patrol says 8-year old Laura Maloney, a third grader at Pine City elementary, was riding in a Ford Super Duty pickup truck when it rear-ended a car and rolled in a ditch. The horse trailer the truck was pulling then smashed the vehicle, killing the girl in an accident on Highway 169 in Scott County.
The truck was apparently being driven by Maloney’s grandfather, 62-year old Walter Grewe of Brooklyn Park. Another passenger in her vehicle was the mother of the girl; 35-year old Erin Maloney of Pine City suffered non-life threatening injuries. The State Patrol has not yet disclosed the condition of the driver of the vehicle, but it was being driven by 48-year old Timothy W. Adams of Mankato, was driving his Honda Civic northbound on U.S. Highway 169 in Scott County when he was slowing down and Grewe rear-ended him.
Adams’ condition has not been released. The Belle Plaine police department and Scott County sheriff’s office responded to the incident.
The accident marked the second fatality on U.S. Highway 169 in Scott County over the weekend.
KEYC-TV reports that Alexander Reeves, 19, of Mapleton, died Friday night when the vehicle he was driving southbound on the highway crossed the median and struck two vehicles driving northbound.