GOP governor candidate Stanek hospitalized after crash

Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek official portrait.
Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek official portrait.(KOLO)
Published: Apr. 14, 2022 at 11:23 AM CDT
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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Republican gubernatorial candidate Rich Stanek was hospitalized Tuesday night after a car crash following a campaign event in Buffalo.

The Star Tribune reported Stanek collided with a car going north on Highway 25 Tuesday night as he was pulling out of the church parking lot.

A campaign spokesman said Stanek would be released from the hospital Thursday to return to the campaign trail.

Alcohol was not a factor for either driver and both drivers were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash, the state patrol said.

The other driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

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