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New London woman injured in broadside crash on Highway 23

NEW LONDON -- A semi truck broadsided a car in the westbound lane of State Highway 23 in New London Sunday evening, sending a 50-year-old New London woman to Rice Hospital.

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NEW LONDON - A semi truck broadsided a car in the westbound lane of State Highway 23 in New London Sunday evening, sending a 50-year-old New London woman to Rice Hospital.

The State Patrol says Beverly Jean Tauer had been driving a 2016 Chevrolet MTL eastbound on Highway 23. Around 6:20 p.m., she made a left turn at State Highway 9 in front of the 2013 Volvo semi truck, which collided with the Chevrolet.

The Chevrolet then collided with a second vehicle, a 2014 Ford Fusion, which had been stopped at a stop sign on Highway 9.

Semi driver Scott Steven Schauer, 45, of Sauk Rapids, and Ford driver Jacob Philip Ternes, 26, of Marshall, were not injured.

Tauer was transported to Rice Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police scanner traffic indicated she was conscious and alert after the crash.

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Road conditions were dry at the time of the crash. All drivers had been wearing seatbelts, and scanner traffic suggested the two sedans were not driveable due to damage.

The State Patrol said alcohol was a factor in the incident.

Sundayโ€™s was the second broadside crash at the New London intersection in the last two months. Both involved semi trucks.

On Dec. 7, an 83-year-old Kandiyohi man was injured when his 1999 Chevy Suburban was T-boned by a semi as he turned onto Highway 23 from Highway 9.

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