1 injured in Albert Lea crash

Published 3:16 pm Friday, December 29, 2017

An Albert Lea woman was injured Friday in a two-vehicle crash caused by snow-covered roads  near Albert Lea Transfer Station and Demolition Landfill.

Lori Jo Nelson, 36, was taken to Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea after experiencing arm pain.

Nelson was driving a red Chrysler sedan east on 225th Street when she attempted to stop at a stop sign, but slid through the intersection due to the slippery road and struck a 1999 Ford F-150 driven by Netzahualcoyotl Banuelos, 39, of Albert Lea. Banuelos was driving south on Freeborn County Road 20, according to the Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office.

The F-150 landed in the east ditch of County Road 20.

A Ford F-150 involved in a Friday crash landed in the east ditch of Freeborn County Road 20. – Sam Wilmes/Albert Lea Tribune

Eleven-year-old and 15-year-old male passengers in the Chrysler were not injured.

Banuelos was checked and released at the scene, and the truck’s passenger, Jose Chavez Jr., 26, of Albert Lea was not injured.

Sheriff’s Office personnel were dispatched to the crash at 12:42 p.m.

Albert Lea police and fire crews and Gold Cross Ambulance assisted on scene.

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Sam Wilmes covers crime, courts and government for the Albert Lea Tribune.

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