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New Richmond crash sends 3 to hospital

New Richmond firefighters remove one of three people from a pickup truck involved in a two-vehicle crash Oct. 10 at South Knowles Avenue and Richmond Way. Jordan Willi / RiverTown Multimedia

Three people were hospitalized Tuesday, Oct. 10, after a crash in New Richmond.

New Richmond Police Department Lt. Veronica Koehler said a 43-year-old man, a 66-year-old man and a 63-year-old woman were transported to Westfields Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The 43-year-old man’s city of residence wasn’t available; the other two victims are New Richmond residents. Their identities weren’t immediately available.

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Police responded to the crash at 9:30 a.m. at South Knowles Avenue and Richmond Way. According to officers, the 43-year-old man was driving a 1999 Chevy Silverado that was attempting to turn left from South Knowles Avenue onto West Richmond Way when it collided with a 2014 Chevy Malibu.

The Malibu, driven by the 66-year-old man, was southbound on South Knowles Avenue at the time of the crash.

Scanner traffic indicated at least one victim needed to be extricated.

All three victims were wearing seat belts, according to police.

New Richmond firefighters and EMS crews assisted police with the crash, which remains under investigation.

Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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