Updated: Woman seriously injured in Highway 169 crash has returned home

A 27-year-old Ramsey woman was transported to a hospital after the car she was driving was struck about 10:31 a.m. on Oct. 13 in the intersection of Highway 169 and Main Street in Elk River.

The accident scene on Oct. 13.
The accident scene on Oct. 13.

Emily Pieper was one of two motorists westbound on Main Street when a truck being driven by Charles Richard Kenevan, 50, of Blaine was travelling northbound on Highway 169, according to an accident report of the Minnesota State Highway Patrol. Everyone involved, including witnesses, said Kenevan entered the intersection on a red light and struck Pieper on her driver’s side door, the report stated. The trailer that Kenevan was towing detached from his truck and struck a third vehicle driven by Judith Ann Palmstein, 56, of Elk River.

Pieper, who had suffered multiple broken bones, was taken to Mercy Hospital and later transported to another hospital. She was later transported to Hennepin County Medical Center. After several days there, she returned home to Ramsey to continue her recovery, according to her husband Nathan Pieper.

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