A.L. man injured in broadside crash off of I-35

Published 10:11 am Thursday, May 7, 2015

Two automobiles collide near off-ramp to interstate

An Albert Lea man was injured Wednesday morning after a broadside collision near the off-ramp of northbound Interstate 35 and Minnesota Highway 30.

Gilberto Sanchez, 69, was transported to the hospital in Owatonna for injuries deemed not life-threatening.

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According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Sanchez, who was driving a 1994 Chevy Corsica, collided with a 2007 Kia Optima, driven by Anika E. Nowlan, 19, of Ellendale.

The crash took place eastbound on Highway 30 shortly after 9:30 a.m.

Nowlan and  a passenger in Sanchez’s vehicle, Gilberto Sanchez Jr., 41, of Albert Lea, were not injured.

The report stated all occupants were wearing their seat belts.

The Steele County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene.