Four injured Friday in two-vehicle crash near Lake Lillian, Minnesota

Four people suffered non-life-threatening injuries in a head-on crash reported Friday on Minnesota Highway 7. Two passengers were ejected from one of the vehicles, according to the Minnesota State Patrol's report.

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LAKE LILLIAN — Four people, including two unbelted passengers who were ejected from a vehicle, suffered non-life-threatening injuries after a two-vehicle collision reported Friday on Minnesota Highway 7 west of Lake Lillian.

According to a Minnesota State Patrol incident report, 30-year-old David Gabriel Urbina, of Buffalo Lake, along with his three passengers; Jiomar Antonio Marin Lopez, 42, of Buffalo Lake; Crisler Josue Medina, 22, of Fairfax; and Christopher Josue Vilcez-Rivera, 27, of Fairfax, were all injured.

A 19-year-old Montevideo man was taken to St. Cloud Hospital Friday morning following a crash in which he was a passenger.
A 19-year-old Willmar woman was transported to CentraCare — Rice Memorial Hospital after the vehicle she was driving crashed with a semi on Minnesota Highway 7 in East Lake Lillian Township.
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A 22-year-old driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries after his car was run off the road by another vehicle on U.S. Highway 59, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

According to the State Patrol’s report, Urbina was driving a Honda CR-V west on Highway 7 before the vehicle lost control on a snow- and ice-covered road, crossed the centerline and collided with an eastbound Kenworth semitractor-trailer, driven by 41-year-old Justin Louis Helmbrecht, of Cosmos.

Helmbrecht was not injured and was wearing his seat belt.

Medina and Vilcez-Rivera were not wearing their seat belts, according to the report, and both were ejected from the vehicle after the collision. Medina was transported to CentraCare — St. Cloud Hospital for treatment. No health care facility is listed for Vilcez-Rivera.


Lopez, who was wearing his seat belt, was also transported to St. Cloud Hospital. Urbina was transported to CentraCare — Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.

Sgt. Jesse Grabow of the Minnesota State Patrol described three of the four injuries suffered by the parties as “serious” in an email with preliminary information Monday morning to the West Central Tribune.

The collision was reported between mile markers 112 and 113 on Highway 7 in Lake Lillian Township at 4:42 p.m. Friday. Alcohol is not a listed factor in the crash, according to the report.

The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office, Kandiyohi County Rescue Squad, Lake Lillian Fire Department, Lake Lillian Ambulance, Olivia Ambulance and Willmar Ambulance assisted the Minnesota State Patrol at the scene.

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