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A Medford man was killed Wednesday morning in a head-on crash near Elysian.

Jared Joseph Jones, 49, was driving east on Hwy. 60 in Le Sueur County when his car collided with a westbound vehicle driven by Kelsie Erlene Quale, 26, of Waterville.

Jones wasn't wearing his seat belt, according to the Minnesota State Patrol report.

A passenger in Jones's car, David Lee St. Martin, 24, of Faribault, was taken to a hospital in Mankato with injuries that were described as not life-threatening.

Quale was taken by medical helicopter to Mayo Clinic Hospital-Saint Marys Campus in Rochester.

A baby in her vehicle was not injured.

St. Martin, Quale and the baby were all buckled up, the report says.

The crash was reported about 7:20 a.m. Crews from the Le Sueur County Sheriff's Office, Waterville Police Department, Elysian Fire Department and North Memorial Ambulance also responded to the scene.


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