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One cited, but no injuries in rollover crash in Mitchell

One person was cited for following too closely following a rollover crash Friday afternoon in Mitchell. Landen Thompson, 19, of Mitchell, rear-ended a 2002 Ford Focus, driven by Kohl Snell, 18, at about 12:24 p.m. on the 1800 block of East Spruce...

Authorities respond to a crash on Friday afternoon on Spruce Street south of Mitchell Technical Institute. (Matt Gade / Republic)
Authorities respond to a crash on Friday afternoon on Spruce Street south of Mitchell Technical Institute. (Matt Gade / Republic)

One person was cited for following too closely following a rollover crash Friday afternoon in Mitchell.

Landen Thompson, 19, of Mitchell, rear-ended a 2002 Ford Focus, driven by Kohl Snell, 18, at about 12:24 p.m. on the 1800 block of East Spruce Avenue, according to the Mitchell Police Division. Thompson was cited with the Class 2 misdemeanor.

Authorities said Thompson was driving a 2011 Nissan Altima when he drove into the back of Kohl's vehicle, which was slowing to turn north into a Mitchell Technical Institute parking lot. The crash pushed Snell's vehicle into the northeast ditch and it then rolled.

No one was injured, but police said everyone involved in the crash was checked on scene by medics. Snell had two passengers in his vehicle.

Thompson's vehicle had about $3,500 in damage, while Snell's had disabling damage, authorities say.

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Everyone involved in the crash told officers they had a seat belt. Witnesses also told officers the vehicles were traveling faster than the 35 mph speed limit.

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