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The Patriot Jeep, right, driven by a Marshall woman broadsided the Chevy Blazer on the left. The woman was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center.

Marshall woman airlifted after a Castle Rock crash


A 16-year-old Farmington boy received minor injuries when his Chevy Blazer was broadsided by a Jeep Patriot driven by a 43-year-old woman Thursday afternoon, April 4.

According to State Patrol officer Mike Gensmer, Bruce Witschorik was taken by ambulance to Northfield Hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries. The woman driving the Jeep, Karen M. Jirovec of Marshall, was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center with severe head injuries.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard started covering the Farmington community in June, 1994. Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the Farmington American Legion Auxiliary Unit 189, and acts as the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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