One airlifted from crash at County Road 144

One person was airlifted from the scene of a two-vehicle crash that happened around 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21, near the intersection of Le Sueur County Roads 144 and 145 in Lanesburgh Township.

According to the Le Sueur County Sheriff's Office, Timothy Klaus, 38, of Montgomery, was taken from the scene by air ambulance to North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale for treatment of internal injuries. As of Tuesday, Feb. 24, he was listed in critical condition.

The sheriff's report states that Klaus was the driver of a 2001 Ford Taurus, which deputies found on its side in the ditch at the scene. A 2001 Chevrolet Blazer was found in the opposite ditch. Both vehicles had severe damage to their front ends.

Both Klaus and the driver of the Blazer, Daniel McConville, 29 of Montgomery, were extricated from their vehicles by emergency personnel that included members of the New Prague police and fire departments. New Prague Ambulance Service transported McConville to Queen of Peace Hospital in New Prague where he was treated and transferred to Hennepin County Medical Center where he was listed in satisfactory condition as of Tuesday, Feb. 24.

The ambulance also transported passengers in McConville's vehicle to Queen of Peace Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. They included Angela McConville, 29, Madison McConville, 3, Samantha Roberts, 7, and Susan Black, 39, all of Montgomery.

A passenger with Klaus was Riley Klaus, 7, of Montgomery who was not injured.

The sheriff's office is investigating the cause of the crash. A press release from the sheriff's office stated that packed snow and ice on the road played a major role.

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