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Accident injures New London woman


NEW LONDON – A New London woman was seriously injured Tuesday afternoon when the vehicle she was riding in collided with a semi.

The accident happened at 12:55 p.m. at the intersection of state Highway 23 and state Highway 9.

According to the State Patrol, a 2003 Ford pickup, driven by Duaine Lawrence Nelson, 85, of New London, was turning north onto Highway 23 from state Highway 9 when it collided with a 2007 Peterbilt semi ,driven by Christopher Lee Reiman, 37, of New Munich, that was going north on Highway 23.

A passenger in the pickup, Rosella Renae Nelson, 84, was taken to Centracare Hospital in St. Cloud with life-threatening injuries, according to the State Patrol.

Reiman was taken to Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar with non-life-threatening injuries.

Duaine Nelson was not injured.