Names Released Of 2 Killed In Blue Earth County Crash

BLUE EARTH COUNTY, Minn. (WCCO) — The names have been released of the two people killed in a crash involving a car that authorities were looking for after they received a driving complaint.

The accident happened around 12:30 Sunday afternoon on County Road 90 in Blue Earth County.

Mark Chalin, 23, of St. James was driving a Chevy Cobalt eastbound on County Road 90 when it crashed head-on with an Oldsmobile Alero heading westbound, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

The driver of the Oldsmobile, identified as 35-year-old Jonna Martin of Lakefield, and a passenger in the Chevy, identified as 23-year-old Amber Menezes of Mankato, where both killed in the crash.

Chalin is currently listed in critical condition at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Before the crash, the state patrol received a driving complaint about the Chevy Cobalt. Authorities were responding to the area to look for the vehicle when the crash happened.

The exact cause of the crash is still under investigation.

  • A dear friend

    Amber we are all going to miss you and you will never be forgotten!!! Why does this happen to good people?? It doesn’t make any sense!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • anon

      good people dont usually cheat on their husbands, just saying

  • A friend of Jonna

    You should be thinking about the 4 kids that Jonna left behind. She was a single mother and now her kids are left without a parent because of Marks stupidity

  • Another dear friend

    We are all thinking of Jonna. But we don’t stop thinking of the others involved simply because she has 4 kids. Amber has a husband… I am personally thinking of the both of them, and their families and friends. RIP Jonna and Amber. Love and blessings to you both.

  • anon

    Not just marks stupidity “friend of jonna” amber had an equal part in this, in fact i would say a little more. Common “dear friend” yes she left behind her wonderful husband… that she left while “entertaining” another man while killing an innocent woman.

    Dont try to take away blame where blame belongs

  • anonymous

    According to the complaint, the cause of the accident was that she was having sex with the dude while he was driving.

    BONUS: The dude she was banging wasn’t her husband.

    Good person? My rear end.

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