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Five people injured in three separate accidents on snow and icy roads in Freeborn County Sunday

The Minnesota State Patrol reported that five people were injured Sunday in three separate accidents on snowy and icy portions of interstates 35 and 90 in Freeborn County.  

In the first accident, two residents of Festus, Missouri, were taken to the hospital after their vehicle crashed off of Interstate 90 between Albert Lea and Hayward.

The State Patrol reported that 62-year old Darrell A. Jacobson was driving a 2000 Ford F250 eastbound on I-90 when the pickup left the roadway, entered the median and rolled.  Jacobson was taken by ambulance to Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea, while a passenger in his vehicle, 55-year old Deborah Ann Jacobson was transported to Mayo Clinic/St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester.  Both injuries were considered not life-threatening.

In the second accident, two people from Wisconsin were injured after a vehicle went into the median at about 9:30 a.m. on Interstate 90 in Oakland Township in Freeborn County.  

The State Patrol reported that 34-year old Miguel Huerta Saavedra and 21-year old Beatricz Fransisca Huerta, both of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, were taken by ambulance to Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin for injuries deemed not life-threatening.

The report stated they were two of five passengers riding in a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe, driven by 24-year old Silvano Garcia Torres, also of Milwaukee.

The Tahoe was reportedly driving westbound on Interstate 90 when the vehicle left the roadway and entered the median.

In the third accident, 19-year old Shawndarius Andre Johnson, of Hamel was taken by Mayo Clinic Ambulance to Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea after his vehicle crashed on Interstate 35 at about 2:10 p.m. near milepost 10 in Freeborn County.

The report stated Johnson was driving a 2015 Ford Taurus southbound on I-35 when the vehicle left the roadway and rolled.

The State Patrol reported that the occupants in all three accidents were all wearing their seat belts, and alcohol was not a factor in any of the accidents. 


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