3 injured in Freeborn County crash

Published 6:06 pm Sunday, December 25, 2016

Three people were injured Friday night  in a head-on crash on an icy portion of U.S. Highway 65 in Freeborn County.

Johnna H. Emond, 48, of Cottage Grove, Jennifer K. Emond, 18, of Northwood and Timothy A. Weis, 21, of Austin were transported to Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea with injuries deemed not life-threatening, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

Johnna Emond was driving a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am north on U.S. Highway 65 when she lost control of the vehicle shortly after 6 p.m., causing the vehicle to enter the southbound lane and be struck by a 2012 GMC van driven by Sidney A. Troutner, 67, of Albert Lea, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

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He was not injured in the crash.

Albert Lea Police Department, Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office, Glenville and Albert Lea fire departments and Gold Cross Ambulance assisted on scene.

Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, the report stated.

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