ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Crews responded to a crash on Highway 52 south near the 2nd Street Southwest exit in Rochester Thursday afternoon.
The crash involved two semi trucks and three other vehicles. An eyewitness said traffic was nearly stopped on Highway 52 at about at 1:15 p.m. when one semi truck clipped the end of a small car, sending it crashing into the bottom of another semi truck. That smaller car became pinned between the two, which began a chain reaction. Two other vehicles were rear ended in the crash.
A driver in the crash says he is thankful there were no injuries. "I'm extremely thankful and just praise God that I'm still here. It all happened so fast and things can change so quickly. So, again, so scary, but so thankful that everyone's ok," said Karl Rogers.
MnDOT said traffic, which was already slowed in the area due to lane closures related to construction along the Highway 14 bridge, was delayed for about 45 minutes while crews investigated and cleared the scene.
MnDOT says that because two semi trucks were involved in the crash, the Minnesota State Patrol commercial vehicle inspection team is investigating and will release more information later Thursday.
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