2 killed in crash near New Prague

Two drivers were killed in a three-vehicle crash near New Prague Monday evening.

Heather Nichole Nelson, 43, and Jordan Cole Bailey, 38, both of New Prague, were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which happened just after 6 p.m. on Highway 13 at Joel D Lane.

According to a Minnesota State Patrol crash report, Nelson’s car, and a pickup driven by Corey Joseph Pumper, 49, of New Prague, were both eastbound on Highway 13 when a westbound GMC pickup driven by Bailey crossed over the center line and struck Nelson’s car and Pumper’s pickup.

Pumper was hospitalized at Mayo Clinic with non-life threatening injuries following the crash.

All three drivers were wearing their seat belts.  Alcohol was not a factor in the crash.