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Stewart woman, Hector man hurt in accident

Norma Ann Syverson, 86, of Stewart, and James Oliver Schafer, 81, of Hector, were injured in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 7 on the east edge of Hutchinson today (Saturday) at about 2:10 p.m.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Syverson was driving a 2002 Chrysler Sebring out of a parking lot to turn westbound onto Highway 7 when it collided with an eastbound 2010 Ford pickup driven by Taylor Jade Niece, 21, of Hutchinson.

Syverson was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Schafer, a passenger in her vehicle, was taken to Hutchinson Health Hospital for treatment of injuries that were considered non-life-threatening. Niece was not injured. All three were wearing seat belts, and alcohol was not a factor in the crash, according to the state patrol.

Assisting at the accident were the Hutchinson fire and police departments and the McLeod County Sheriff's Office.