Area woman injured in Highway 13 crash

Published 10:18 pm Thursday, October 24, 2019

A New Richland woman was injured Thursday morning when her vehicle collided with a semi on Minnesota Highway 13 near the highway’s intersection with Interstate 90.

Christa Marie Ryan, 30, was taken to St. Marys Hospital in Rochester for injuries deemed not life-threatening, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

The State Patrol report indicates Ryan was traveling westbound on Interstate 90 in a 2020 Chevrolet Equinox at 8:06 a.m. when she exited to Highway 13 in Freeborn County. After stopping at the bottom of the exit ramp, she entered the intersection to Highway 13 and collided with a southbound 2007 Peterbilt semi driven by Brett Adam Dulas, 33, of Waseca.

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Roads were dry at the time of the crash, and both Dulas and Ryan were wearing their seat belts. Alcohol was not a factor.

The State Patrol was assisted by the Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office, Albert Lea Police Department, Albert Lea Fire Department, Minnesota Department of Transportation and Manchester Fire Department.