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Willmar woman injured in Thursday morning crash in New London

NEW LONDON — A Willmar woman was injured following a Thursday morning crash with a semitractor on state Highway 23, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

According to the crash report, Magalo Gabow Jimale, 31, of Willmar, was transported to Carris Health — Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar after suffering non-life threatening injuries during the crash.

Jimale was westbound on Highway 23 when she was unable to stop her 2008 Toyota Highlander and struck the rear of a 2016 Freightliner semitractor-trailer as it was turning onto Highway 23 from state Highway 9 with the trailer blocking Jimale’s path, according to the State Patrol.

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The driver of the truck, Rocky Lee Hulit, 64, of McBabb, Illinois, was not injured.

Both parties were wearing their seat belts, though only Jimale’s airbag deployed.