• The Brown County Sheriff’s Office reported on a two vehicle accident on County Road 13 north of Hanska on Monday involving a van and a semi. Both drivers were treated for non-life threatening injuries.semi trailer van

    On Monday January 14, 2019 at approximately 7:59 AM the Brown County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call reporting a motor vehicle accident involving a van versus a semi-tractor/trailer. A 2012 Chrysler Town and County van, driven by Paula Jean Braaten (age 27, Butterfield, MN), was heading northbound on County Road 13 when it crossed the center line and struck a 2011 Freightliner semi-tractor/trailer, driven by Mitchell George McGee (age 26, Shell Rock, IA), which was heading southbound on County Road 13.

    Paula Braaten was treated at the scene and transported by ambulance to the New Ulm Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Mitchell McGee was treated at the scene only. The 2012 Chrysler Town and County van was totaled and the 2011 Freightliner semi-tractor/trailer received severe damage. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts.

    The Brown County Sheriff’s Office, Hanska Fire Department, Minnesota State Patrol and Madelia Ambulance responded to the scene.