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Three people were injured in a crash on Highway 29 north May 21. (Amy Chaffins/Echo Press)

Three injured in Highway 29 crash Wednesday morning

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Three people were injured in a crash north of Alexandria Wednesday morning.

The crash happened on Highway 29 north, near Carneva Acres, and involved three vehicles in a rear-end collision.


The section of Highway 29 where the crash happened is currently under construction.

According to Minnesota State Patrol Sergeant Jesse Grabow, all three vehicles were northbound when a vehicle driven by Julia Peery, 59, of Parkers Prairie struck a vehicle that was stopped in front of her for the construction zone.

That vehicle was driven by David Saxon Jr., 55, of Alexandria and included passengers Elizabeth Feulner, 56, of Alexandria and David Saxon III, 26, of Long Prairie.

After the initial impact, Saxon’s vehicle was pushed forward and struck a vehicle also stopped in the construction zone. The third vehicle involved was driven by Troy Aupperle, 39, of Alexandria.

Both the Saxons and Feulner were transported by ambulance to the Douglas County Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Peery was cited for “fail to use due care.”

Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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