Mazda rear-ended in crash

This blue Mazda Tribute was taken to a tow lot following a rear-ended crash on County Road 82 SE, east of Alexandria.

(Alexandria, MN)  Three cars were involved in a crash that took place around 3:00pm Thursday at the junction of County Road 82 SE and Birch Avenue.  A 26 year old North Dakota woman and her 7 month old daughter were on Highway 82 in a Blue Mazda Tribute, stopped, waiting to make a left-hand turn onto Birch Avenue when the Alexandria Police Department says she was rear-ended by a gold Chrysler minivan.  The momentum from the collision took the Mazda into oncoming westbound traffic where it collided in the rear driver side of a red Chrysler minivan, causing it to spin around. 

The driver of the Mazda and her young daughter were taken to Alomere Health for treatment of possible injuries.  The driver of the gold minivan also went to the hospital to check for possible injuries and was later cited for Duty to Drive with Due Care – Speed.  The third driver had two passengers in her vehicle.  They were checked at the scene, but reported no injuries.