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Accident report for the week ending Sept. 16
Hastings Minnesota 745 Spiral Boulevard 55033

Monday, Sept. 10

• Police responded to a crash in the parking lot of the LeDuc Historic Estate at 1:32 p.m. to city hall. A van had backed into the reporting party's rental vehicle. An officer contacted the van's driver regarding the incident.


• Two vehicles crashed at the intersection of Third and Vermillion streets at 12:30 p.m. One driver, thinking the vehicle in front of him had turned onto Vermillion Street, drove forward. The other vehicle, however, had not moved.

Tuesday, Sept. 11

• Firefighters extinguished a crop fire at the intersection of Highway 316 and Michael Avenue. The fire was reported at 2 p.m. High winds fanned the flames and blew it across the field, where it approached a home along Shannon Drive. Firefighters extinguished the fire before it reached the home.

• At 6:44 p.m., firefighters responded to the 500 block of Tuttle Drive to extinguish smoldering material from the previous fire in the same area.

Wednesday, Sept. 12

• Two vehicles struck each other while they were both backing out of their parking spots at Walmart. There was minor damage to each vehicle. The crash was reported at 3:51 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 14

• A vehicle struck a pedestrian in the 1500 block of Vermillion St. at 9:13 a.m. The driver told police while she was pulling into the gas station, a man ran into the side of her vehicle and caused a small dent. The man told police he saw the vehicle but didn't expect it to turn, and that he was OK.

Saturday, Sept. 15

• Hastings firefighter/paramedics responded to a crash between a car and a motorcycle at the intersection of Highway 10 and St. Croix Trail at 11:23 a.m. Responders provided basic life support. Two people were reported injured.

• A two-vehicle crash was reported at 5:22 p.m. at the intersection of Red Wing Boulevard and 190th Street. Hastings firefighter/paramedics provided basic life support. Three people were reported injured.

Sunday, Sept. 16

• Hastings firefighter/paramedics responded to a single vehicle motorcycle crash at the intersection of St. Croix Trail and Highway 10 at noon. Advanced life support was provided. One person was injured.

• A grass fire was reported near the intersection of 210th Street and Clayton Avenue at 1:03 p.m. Firefighters investigated the scene.

• Firefighters extinguished a dumpster fire in the 10000 block of St. Croix Trail S. The fire was reported at 2:33 p.m.

Information for this report is obtained from both the Hastings Police and Fire departments.

Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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