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Alexandria firefighters used the Jaws of Life to cut through a Ford Taurus to extricate a crash victim Monday at the intersection of Nokomis Street and 18th Avenue. (Al Edenloff/Echo Press)

Crash on Nokomis injures two

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Crash on Nokomis injures two
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A two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Nokomis Street and 18th Avenue in Alexandria sent two people to the hospital Monday.

The crash happened shortly after 4:30 p.m. between a Ford Taurus and a Mercury Mountaineer.

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A 17-year-old male was driving the Taurus east on 18th Avenue when he reportedly pulled out in front of the north-bound Mountaineer, which was driven by Martin Holmquist, 52, of Alexandria, according to the Alexandria Police Department. (The name of the 17-year-old wasn’t released because he’s a juvenile.)

Both the juvenile driver and his 43-year-old passenger, Timothy Connor Jr. of Villard, were transported to the Douglas County Hospital.

Connor was later transferred by LifeLink helicopter to the St. Cloud Hospital. As of Tuesday morning, he remained hospitalized in fair condition. Holmquist was not injured.

The Taurus ended up on its side, leaning against the Mountaineer in the yard of an apartment building. The Alexandria Fire Department was called to extricate one of the victims trapped inside.

A light pole was knocked down in the collision.

Agencies responding included the police and fire departments, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, North Ambulance and Alexandria Light and Power.

Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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