3 injured in separate weekend crashes

Published 10:32 am Monday, March 11, 2019

Two Illinois residents were injured Sunday in a three-vehicle crash in snowy and icy conditions on Interstate 35, 10 miles north of the Iowa border.

Timothy Lewis King, 22, and Bridget Ann Lantz, 19, both of Bloomington, Illinois, were taken to Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea with injuries deemed not life-threatening.

Steven Jon Miller, 50, of Kalona, Iowa, was driving a 2011 BMW X5; King was driving a 2002 Ford ZX2 Escort; and Jeffrey Alan Knudtson, 30, of Joice, Iowa, was driving a 2017 Chevy pickup south on I-35 when the Escort, the lead vehicle, lost control on the slushy road, spun sideways and was struck by the pickup at about 1:50 p.m., according to Minnesota State Patrol. The Ford reportedly spun again and was struck by the BMW.

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The report states all were wearing their seat belts and alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

The Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office, Albert Lea police and fire departments, Gold Cross Ambulance and Minnesota Department of Transportation assisted on scene.


1 injured in rollover crash

An Austin woman was injured Saturday in a rollover crash in wet conditions on Interstate 90 near the Hayward exit.

Pamela Ruth Alstead, 62, was taken to Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea with at least one injury deemed not life-threatening.

Alstead was driving a 2005 Toyota Camry east on I-90 when she lost control of the vehicle, causing it to skid into the median and roll at 11:24 a.m., according to Minnesota State Patrol. 

Hayward Fire Department and Gold Cross Ambulance assisted on scene.

Minnesota State Patrol stated Alstead was wearing her seat belt and alcohol was not a factor in the crash.