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Juan P. Martinez, 47, and Aishia Y. Ruiz, 23, were killed, and Paul Martinez, 22, was injured after their car was struck by two semis head-on, driven by Paul V. Eversman, 62, and Mark E. Batz, 57, on Highway 52 near Zumbrota, Minnesota

Modified Date: 
Sat, 04/04/2015 - 12:58pm
Accident Date: 
Friday, March 6, 2015

Two killed, two injured in crashes near Zumbrota

In the first crash, which occurred several miles north of Zumbrota, a southbound car on Highway 52 crossed the median into the northbound lane, colliding with a semitrailer, according to a Minnesota State Patrol report. The stalled car then was struck by a second semi.

Family seeks help after fatal U.S. 52 crash

Martinez's family has set up a GoFundMe page in hopes of raising money for Juan's funeral and Paul's medical expenses.
A car accident near Zumbrota, Minnesota has claimed the lives of two people and injured another Friday night. The accident occured on Highway 52 several miles norrth of the town shortly before 8:39 PM. A car heading south veered into oncoming traffic, colliding with a tractor trailer. The stopped car was then hit by a second semi. Juan P. Martinez, 47, and Aisha Y. Ruiz, 23, were both killed in the accident as their car was struck by the trucks. Paul Martinez, 22, the third person in the car, was airlifted to the Saint Marys Campus of Mayo Clinic Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. The drivers of the semis, who have been identified as Paul V. Eversman, 62, and Mark E. Batz, 57, were not reported as injured.
People Involved: 
Juan P. Martinez
Aishia Y. Ruiz
Paul Martinez
Paul V. Eversman
Mark E. Batz
Highway 52


I'm missing you so much Aishia! I love you! Continue to rest in Heaven and give Grammy a big hug for me 💔

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