Two crashes on I-94 in Douglas County on April 3 injure drivers

The crashes happened near Brandon and Osakis and were caused by icy weather, according to the State Patrol.

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DOUGLAS COUNTY — Two crashes on opposite ends of Douglas County on Sunday, April 3 sent two drivers to the hospital.
The first one happened in Brandon Township at about 3 p.m. near mile marker 90 in the western part of the county. Jeffery Aspnes, 63, of Bloomington was driving a 2015 Ford Transit west on Interstate 94 and because of icy weather, the vehicle slid off the road, went into the ditch and rolled over, according to the State Patrol.
Aspnes was taken by ambulance to Alomere Health in Alexandria with non-life-threatening injuries.
Agencies that assisted included the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, North Memorial Ambulance and the Brandon Fire Department.
The second crash happened near Osakis in Orange Township at about 7 p.m. near mile marker 113 in the eastern part of the county. Drew Herzer, 22, of Edina was driving a 2010 Mazda CX-9 east on I-94 and because of icy weather, Herzer lost control of the vehicle and it ended up in the median, according to the State Patrol.
Herzer was taken to the CentraCare Hospital in Sauk Centre with non-life-threatening injuries.
Agencies that assisted were Osakis Fire and Rescue, Sauk Centre Ambulance and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.
The drivers in both crashes were wearing seat belts, according to the State Patrol.

Al Edenloff is the editor of the twice-weekly Echo Press. He started his journalism career when he was in 10th grade, writing football and basketball stories for the Parkers Prairie Independent.
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