1 injured in crash
Published 3:57 pm Wednesday, March 11, 2015
A 34-year-old Austin woman was injured Wednesday afternoon after a broadside collision at the intersection of East Main Street and Blake Avenue in Albert Lea.
Police stated Daneka Lyn Thomas was transported by ambulance to Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea after the crash. Her injuries were deemed not life-threatening.
According to police, Thomas was traveling east on East Main Street in a gold 2011 Chevy Equinox shortly after 3 p.m. when another 2011 Chevy Equinox, driven by Everett Wayne Deyoung, 84, of Austin, ran a red light while turning south from Main Street onto Blake Avenue.
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Deyoung was driving westbound on East Main Street and reportedly mistook the green light for the westbound traffic to be a green light for his turn.
Police stated Thomas broadsided Deyoung’s vehicle on the passenger door.
Deyoung and his passenger, Shirley Deyoung, 79, were not injured, though the Albert Lea Fire Department had to use the Jaws of Life to get the passenger door open.
Everett Deyoung was cited for failure to yield.