Two people, including a Northfield police officer, were injured May 6 in a crash involving a police squad car at the intersection of Highway 3 and Jefferson Parkway.

The officer, Andrew Michael Wierson, 40, was treated and released. Alex Anthony Payes, 25, of Northfield, the driver of a 2010 Toyota Rav4, was eventually taken by air ambulance to Hennepin County Medical Center. His condition at this time is unknown.

The passenger of the Rav4, Jose Rodolfo Payes, 19, of Northfield, wasn’t injured in the crash.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the squad car was responding to another emergency call, heading north on Highway 3, while the Rav4 was heading west on Jefferson Parkway when the two vehicles collided shortly before 5:30 p.m.

Rice County Sheriff’s Office, Northfield Fire Department/EMS and North Memorial Aircare assisted on scene.

Look to the News for more information as it is released.

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