One person was killed, and another was injured in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 218 in Steele County early Wednesday morning.

The Minnesota State Patrol reported that a 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee being driven by 58-year old Becky Lynn Schwering of Claremont was northbound on Highway 218 at approximately 6:50 a.m. Wednesday morning when she collided with a 2009 Toyota Corolla being driven by 59-year old Terry Jon Pelovsky of Owatonna, which was northbound on the highway at the time of the crash at milepost 42 in Owatonna Township.

Pelovsky was killed in the accident, while Schwering sustained non-life threatening injuries, and she was transported to Owatonna Hospital for treatment.  The State Patrol reported that the road was covered in snow and ice at the time of the accident, and they noted that both parties involved in the accident were wearing their seatbelts.  

Police and Fire Departments from Owatonna, plus Mayo Ambulance assisted the State Patrol at the accident scene early Wednesday morning.

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