Rose Creek

Mower County T-bone crash takes a life

UPDATE:    ROSE CREEK, Minn.  – A T-bone crash in Mower County took the life of an older woman Friday afternoon.

Sharon Swallow, 78, died after her car was T-boned by a semi-truck near Rose Creek.

According to State Patrol, Swallow was heading west on County Road 3. The semi truck was going south on Highway 56 when the two collided.

The roads were snowy and icy at the time of the deadly crash.

The semi driver, Aaron Rame, 28, was not hurt.


NEAR ROSE CREEK, Minn.  — The Minnesota State Patrol is on the scene of a violent t-bone crash north of Rose Creek on Highway 56.

The driver of a Toyota RAV4, identified as Sharon Swallow, 78, of Rose Creek, was taken to Mayo Clinic-Saint Marys in Rochester with what MSP called life-threatening injuries.  The collision happened at 12:41 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 56 and County Road 3, which is also marked as 205th Street.

“The Toyota was westbound on County Rd 3. The semi was southbound on Highway 56,” said Sgt. Troy Christianson of the State Patrol in an initial crash report.

County Road 3 traffic is controlled by a stop sign, but Highway 56 traffic has the right-of-way.

Christianson said the driver of the Peterbilt semi was Aaron Rame, 28, of Bricelyn.  He was not hurt.

The force of the crash sent both the semi and the smaller vehicle into a nearby field.  The accident scene is about two miles south of I-90.