Records published Oct. 11
This is the records summary for Oct. 11.
Two-vehicle crash near Ridgewater
WILLMAR — A 26-year-old male from Willmar was arrested on drug possession charges following a two-vehicle crash at 7:55 a.m Tuesday near Ridgewater College.
According to the Willmar Police Department, the driver was pulling out onto 15th Avenue Northwest from 24th Street when he failed to yield the right of way to an oncoming vehicle driven by a 20-year-old male from Murdock and T-boned the eastbound vehicle on 15th Avenue Northwest.
The Willmar driver was taken to Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar after complaining of minor pain. He was treated and released and then arrested.
The Murdock man was not injured.
Assisting at the scene were Willmar Ambulance, the Willmar Fire Department and the Kandiyohi County Rescue Squad.
Vehicle hits Habitat building in Willmar
WILLMAR — Lonnie Olson, 70, of Spicer was taken to Rice Memorial Hospital after his vehicle struck a delivery vehicle and then hit the side of the Habitat for Humanity of West Central Minnesota ReStore building in the 2400 block of 1st Street South in Willmar.
The crash was reported at 9:10 a.m. Tuesday.
According to the Willmar Police Department, Olson was northbound on First Street South when his vehicle crossed all lanes of traffic and headed westbound. It continued traveling through a couple of business parking lots before striking the delivery vehicle and building, damaging the ReStore building, including breaking a window.
Willmar Fire Chief Frank Hanson said the tires of Olson's vehicle caught fire, which also filled the Habitat building with smoke. A couple of citizens put the fire out and assisted Olson until emergency responders arrived, according to a Willmar Police Department news release.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation and Olson's condition is unknown. There were no other injuries.
Due to the damage, Habitat closed for the day and no donations were accepted, but the store was scheduled to reopen Wednesday.
The Willmar Police Department was assisted by the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office, the Kandiyohi County Rescue Squad, the Willmar Fire Department and the Willmar Ambulance Service.