Vehicle Catches Fire Following Douglas County Accident


Injuries reported following a two vehicle accident in Douglas County.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Glenn Frisell, 40, of Alexandria was injured when the 2004 Ford Ranger he was driving struck a 2017 Ford Escape driven by Renee Retzlaff, 57, of New Ulm.

Officials say the Escape was struck when Retzlaff pulled out in front of the Frisell vehicle on the I94 County-Road-40 exit in La Grande Township.

Frisell was taken to Douglas County Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Retzlaff suffered no apparent injury.

The Ford Escape reportedly caught fire after the crash, with the Douglas County Sheriff’s department assisting at the scene.

Both Drivers were wearing seat-belts at the time of the accident reported just after 3PM

Alcohol was not a factor in the accident.


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