Records published Jan. 2, 2019

This is the records summary for Jan. 2. Canby crash Monday injures two CANBY -- Two people suffered injuries in a New Year's Eve crash on U.S. Highway 75 near Canby. The three-vehicle crash was reported at 4:40 p.m. Monday on snowy, icy roads. Th...


This is the records summary for Jan. 2.

Canby crash Monday injures two

CANBY - Two people suffered injuries in a New Year's Eve crash on U.S. Highway 75 near Canby. The three-vehicle crash was reported at 4:40 p.m. Monday on snowy, icy roads.

The Minnesota State Patrol said a 2004 Ford pickup and trailer had jackknifed and was blocking a lane of traffic when the State Patrol arrived at the scene. Shortly after, a responding firefighter arrived, parking his 2007 Ford pickup behind the squad car.
A 16-year-old behind the wheel of a 2011 Chevy Silverado apparently lost control and rear-ended the firefighter's pickup truck, pushing it off at an angle and then striking the vehicle jackknifed on the highway. The State Patrol squad car was missed in the collision.

The unidentified teen driver was taken to Sanford Health in Canby for treatment of injuries.


The driver of the 2007 Ford pickup, 34-year-old Eric William Diekmann of Canby, also was taken to Sanford Canby for treatment of injuries.

The driver of the 2004 Ford, Nathan Robert Smith, 34, of Morris, was uninjured in the crash.

Canby Ambulance and Canby Fire and Rescue assisted at the scene.

Willmar man injured Sunday in semi crash in Belgrade

WILLMAR - A Willmar man was injured late Sunday when the semi he was driving lost control on the ice, went off the road and rolled.

Gary James Bregel, 62, of Willmar, was taken to CentraCare Health-Paynesville Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the 2001 International semi was traveling south on U.S. Highway 71 near state Highway 55 when it went out of control on the icy roadway.

The Stearns County Sheriff's Office, Belgrade Police Department, Belgrade Fire Department and the Brooten Ambulance also responded to the scene.


One killed in crash Sunday southwest of Marshall

LYND - An 18-year-old man from Russell was killed Sunday night in a crash on state Highway 23 near the entrance to Camden State Park southwest of Marshall.

The Minnesota State Patrol identified the deceased as Jordan Peter Clapsaddle, the driver of a 2003 Chevy Silverado pickup. He was not wearing a seat belt, and alcohol was involved, the Patrol said in the report.

The Silverado was southbound on Highway 23 and collided with a Ford F-250 pickup that was northbound on Highway 23. The vehicles collided in the roadway, which was wet at the time, the Patrol said.

Justice James Jensvold, 25, of Granite Falls, driver of the Ford, and passenger Rachel Lane Evangelisto, 21, of Rapid City, South Dakota, were not injured, according to the report, but were checked at an emergency room in Marshall. They were both wearing seat belts, and alcohol was not involved.

The accident was reported at 7:08 p.m., and other agencies responding included Lyon County, Russell Fire Department, North Memorial Ambulance, Russell First Responders and Marshall Fire Department.

Ten injured Saturday in Cottonwood crash

COTTONWOOD - Ten people were injured in a three-vehicle crash Saturday evening on a snow- and ice-covered state Highway 23 near Cottonwood.


According to the State Patrol, the driver of a southbound 2005 Ford Expedition lost control and entered the northbound lane where it collided head-on with a 2008 Chevrolet Suburban. A 2009 Chevrolet Malibu was northbound and struck the Expedition in the passenger side.

There were two people in the Suburban, one in the Malibu and seven in the Expedition. The injuries to all 10 people were described as non-life-threatening and all were treated at Avera Marshall. Nine were wearing seat belts, according to the State Patrol report, which did not have any information about whether the driver of the Malibu was. Alcohol was not involved.

Apolinaria Alejandra Velasco, 34, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, drove the Expedition. Passengers included Jesus Gonzalez Rodriguez, 35, of Vancouver, Washington; Jesus Alexis Gonzalez, whose age and address were not available; and four minors whose addresses were not listed: Julien Alcocer, age 15, Cecillia Alexa Gonzalez, age 3, Ivan Gonzalez, age 13, and Alexis Sierra Roberts, age 14.

Michael Gerald Newton, 62, of Marshall drove the Suburban, and Deborah Jane Newton, 62, of Marshall, was a passenger.

Mariah Large Zwart, 19, of Granite Falls, drove the Malibu.

The accident was reported at 5:11 p.m. Saturday. Assisting at the scene were the Lyon County Sheriff's Office, Cottonwood Fire Department and First Responders, Granite Falls Ambulance and North Ambulance.


PENNOCK - A 19-year-old man was arrested late Saturday after a woman reported that her boyfriend had assaulted her in the 400 block of First Street North in Pennock.


SPICER - A man reported Sunday afternoon that someone had entered his apartment and stolen a cell phone and laptop. The address was in the 100 block of Lakeview Drive in Spicer.

PENNOCK - A man reported that he believed his springer spaniel dog had been stolen Saturday in the 5300 block of 75th Street Northwest.


WILLMAR - An apparent burglary was reported Tuesday in the 600 block of Seventh Street Northwest.

An apartment resident returned home after a holiday break to find several items missing, including a backpack, textbooks, tools and an Xbox. The building's landlord reportedly found the front door open and a window broken during a check on Dec. 27.

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