Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- A motorcycle crash on Hwy. 52 in Rochester sent a Stewartville woman to the hospital Wednesday morning. 

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The State Patrol responded to the crash shortly before 9:45 a.m. The rider wiped out about a mile south of the 16th St. Southwest exit. 

The state crash report identifies the motorcycle operator as 51-year-old Rhonda Lynn Lawstuen. She was traveling in the southbound lanes when the motorcycle was laid down along a curvy stretch of the freeway. 


Lawstuen was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital with what are being described as non-life-threatening injuries. She was not wearing a helmet and alcohol was not involved in the crash, the report says. 

The Rochester Fire Department, Rochester Police Department and Mayo Clinic Ambulance also responded to the motorcycle crash.

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