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Willmar teen seriously injured in Sunday night crash in Willmar

According to Willmar Police Chief Jim Felt, Ryleigh Andreen, 17, of Willmar, was driving a 2005 Dodge Neon southbound on 30th Street Northwest when it crossed the center turn lane, striking a 2001 Mitsubishi Montero driven by Yaber Rayo-Laguna, 20, of Willmar.

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WILLMAR — A Willmar teenager suffered significant injuries Sunday night following a two-vehicle crash near the corner of 30th Street and 15th Avenue Northwest, according to a news release from Willmar Police Chief Jim Felt.

According to Felt, Ryleigh Andreen, 17, of Willmar, was driving a 2005 Dodge Neon southbound on 30th Street Northwest when it crossed the center turn lane, striking a 2001 Mitsubishi Montero driven by Yaber Rayo-Laguna, 20, of Willmar.

Andreen was extricated from the vehicle and eventually airlifted to a trauma center in the Twin Cities. Her condition is currently unknown.

Rayo-Laguna received slight injuries but did not require medical attention.

The investigation is ongoing.

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The Kandiyohi County Rescue Squad, Minnesota State Patrol, CentraCare EMS, Willmar Fire Department and the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office also responded to the incident reported at 7:56 p.m. Sunday.

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Mark Wasson has been a public safety reporter with Post Bulletin since May 2022. Previously, he worked as a general assignment reporter in the southwest metro and as a public safety reporter in Willmar, Minn. Readers can reach Mark at mwasson@postbulletin.com.
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