Medical condition leads to Main St. crash

Published 12:00 pm Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A 77-year-old man involved in a head-on crash Monday morning near the intersection of East Main and William streets has reportedly died, according to the Albert Lea Police Department.

Dale Ernest Bangert of Albert Lea reportedly suffered a medical condition prior to the crash.

Reports stated Bangert was driving eastbound on East Main Street in a 1993 Ford Taurus when he reportedly drove over the curb in front of Albert Lea Car Wash, narrowly missed driving into the Albert Lea Animal Hospital and then collided head-on with a 1990 Honda Accord on East William Street.

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The driver of the Accord, Tone Daoheuang, 49, of Albert Lea, was transported to Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea for injuries, along with his passenger Oth Pathammavong, 37, of Albert Lea.

Albert Lea Police Department Lt. Jeff Strom said Bangert never regained consciousness.

The crash took place at about 10:50 a.m. Monday.

Bangert was wearing his seat belt while Daoheuang and Pathammavong were not.