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Three injured in two-vehicle accident in Freeborn County Tuesday afternoon

Three people were injured Tuesday afternoon after a two-vehicle accident on Minnesota Highway 13 at the intersection with Interstate 90. 

53-year old Scott Anthony Merten, of Adams, and 78-year old Charles Carman Pierce and 78-year old H Peach Winkler Pierce, both of Blountstown, Florida, were taken by ambulance to Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea for injuries deemed non life-threatening.  The Minnesota State Patrol reported that Merten was driving a 2014 GMC Sierra pickup north on Highway 13, while Pierce was driving a 2014 Chrysler Town & Country van at the bottom of the exit ramp of eastbound Interstate 90 when the vehicles collided in the intersection. 

The accident report stated that all occupants were wearing their seat belts, and alcohol was not a factor in the accident.

The Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office, Albert Lea Police Department, Manchester Fire Department and Mayo Clinic Ambulance assisted the State Patrol at the accident scene.


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