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Dakota County accident kills Rosemount man, injures woman

The Minnesota State Patrol has identified 64-year-old Rosemount resident Jerome D. Caron as the man killed in a Monday afternoon accident on Highway 3 in Dakota County.

Robyn M. Meddings, a passenger on the Vespa scooter Caron was driving, was airlifted to Regions hospital and was listed in critical condition Monday night.

According to a State Patrol report Caron and Meddings were northbound on Highway 3 when the scooter's rear tire blew out. Both were thrown from the scooter, which ended up in the southbound traffic lane. No other vehicle was involved.

Neither Caron nor Meddings was wearing a helmet.

Caron was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident, which happened around 3:10 p.m., closed Highway 3 in both directions.

The Independent will update this story with more information as it is available.