2 people killed in Highway 63 crash in southeastern Minnesota

The crash occurred just before 6 p.m. Thursday, when snow fell in the area

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RACINE, Minn. — Two people died after a crash on U.S. Highway 63 just before 6 p.m. Thursday, March 9, 2023, in Racine Township in southeastern Minnesota.

A 2023 Toyota Sienna was southbound on Highway 63 and a 2016 Ford Fusion was northbound on Highway 63 when the cars collided, according to the Minnesota State Patrol crash report. The roads were wet and icy following snowfall in the area.

The driver of the Ford, 27-year-old Thersea Radney Fluteplayer, of Flandreau, South Dakota, was killed in the crash.

Her passenger, 34-year-old Rory Derek Anderlik, of Riceville, Iowa, was also killed in the crash.

The driver of the Toyota, 45-year-old Hope Ann Doherty, of Racine, Minnesota, was transported to Mayo Clinic Hospital-Saint Marys with non-life-threatening injuries.


The Mower County Sheriff’s Office, Stewartville Fire Department, Grand Meadow Police Department, Grand Meadow Fire Department, Grand Meadow Ambulance and Mayo Clinic Ambulance Services also responded.

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