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Helmut Schmidt, Published July 06 2010

Five injured in Otter Tail County crash

Three people are in critical condition and two others suffered other injuries in a two-vehicle crash Sunday at the intersection of Highway 78 and Highway 210 in Otter Tail County, the Minnesota State Patrol reported.

About 7:19 p.m., a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix traveling westbound on Highway 210 broadsided a 2005 Honda Odyssey minivan traveling southbound on Highway 78, the report said.

One person was trapped in the crash and had to be extricated, the report said.

All three passengers in the minivan were listed in critical condition by the Patrol, including Gregory L. Ogdahl, 38, of Dayton, Minn. The other two passengers names, ages and hometowns were not provided in the Patrol report.

One passenger was described as the daughter of the driver of the minivan and another was described as a male and a relative of the driver, the report said.

The minivan driver, Dana A. Ogdahl, 38, Dayton, suffered non-life-threatening injuries, but no description was available in the Patrol report.

The driver of the car, Jennifer L. Marple, 18, Breckenridge, Minn., also suffered a non-life-threatening injury, the Patrol reports. Her passenger, Isaac J. Meyer, 20, Breckenridge, did not have any injury that was apparent, the Patrol reported.

All six involved in the crash were transported by ambulance to Lake Region Hospital in Fergus Falls, Minn., the report said.

No alcohol was detected in the systems of anyone in the vehicles, the Patrol report said.

They were transported by Ringdahl Ambulance with assistance from Battle Lake Fire and Rescue, the report said.

Other agencies assisting were the Battle Lake Police Department and the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office, the report said.


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