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At least 1 injured in crash at Main and Garfield

At least one person was injured Wednesday after a three-vehicle crash at the intersection of East Main Street and Garfield Avenue.

Noah Boie Thompson, 5, was transported to Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea with an injury deemed not life-threatening. Marie Crosby, 40, and Jeremiah Olson, 40, were transported with possible injuries.

According to Albert Lea police, a 2017 Dodge Caravan driven by Crosby was traveling south on Garfield at the intersection of Garfield Avenue and Main Street. Nathaniel Thompson, 29, of Faribault was reportedly driving a 2000 Volkswagen east on Main Street. According to the report, he noticed the light turn yellow, but he said his brakes did not work, causing the crash.

A 2012 Cadillac driven by Tami Bellrichard, 53, was at the intersection waiting to turn north on Garfield Avenue when she was struck by the Caravan. She was not transported. 

Noah Thompson was a passenger in the Volkswagen. Olson was a passenger in the Caravan.

The crash was reported to police before 11 a.m.

Nathaniel Thompson was cited for no proof of insurance and failing to stop at a traffic control light at the scene.

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