UPDATE: State Patrol releases names of victims in Hwy 14 fatal crash
NEAR BYRON (FOX 47) -
One person died in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 14 and Olmsted County Road 3 Wednesday.
62-year-old Stephanie Joy Fernholz, of Byron died of her injuries. Fernholz was driving a 2003 Toyota southbound on Co. Road 3 when she collided with Hilary Marie Deluna, 28, who was traveling westbound on Hwy 14, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Fernholz died in the crash.
Deluna of West Concord was traveling with two passengers ages 2 and 3.
They were taken to St. Mary's Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Authorities say the fatal crash happened around 2:40 p.m. east of Byron.
Everyone involved in the crash was wearing their seat belt.
Hwy 14 was partially closed off while investigators were on scene. It has since reopened.
Gold Cross, Mayo One, and Byron Fire assisted on scene.