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Update: Driver injured in fiery crash off I-94

Firefighters douse a vehicle that caught fire after a two-vehicle crash on the County Road 40 ramp to Interstate 94 west of Alexandria Thursday afternoon. (Contributed photo by Justin Nieland)

A car exiting Interstate 94 south of Garfield was struck by another vehicle and caught fire Thursday afternoon.

Glenn Frisell, 40, of Alexandria suffered non-life threatening injuries from the crash and was taken to Alomere Hospital, according to an accident report from the Minnesota State Patrol. He was treated and released.

The report states: Renee Retzlaff, 57, of New Ulm was driving a 2017 Ford Escape when it left I-94 and stopped at the stop sign at the intersection with County Road 40 at the end of the ramp. As the car went through the intersection, it was hit by a 2004 Ford Ranger driven by Frisell that was headed southbound on County Road 40.

The Escape caught fire after the crash.

Both drivers were wearing seatbelts.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office assisted at the scene.

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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