Morning traffic diverted following 2-car accident

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 15, 2004

Traffic in the area near East Main Street and South Newton Avenue was disrupted for an hour when a pickup and minivan collided at 7:40 a.m. today.

Witnesses say the minivan T-boned into the pickup, however, police continue to investigate the accident.

The Albert Lea Fire Department was called to help extract the drivers from the van and pickup and to cope with a fuel leak.

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The two drivers were transported by ambulance to the Albert Lea Medical Center with unknown injuries.

Also responding to the accident were the Albert Lea Police Department and the Freeborn County Sheriff’s Department. Further details were unavailable at press time.