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Three injured in Highway 37 crash in Mitchell

Three Davison County residents sustained serious, non-life-threatening injuries Tuesday in a two-vehicle crash in Mitchell. Gladys Reinesch, an 82-year-old from Mitchell, failed to yield after stopping at a stop sign while attempting to cross the...

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Members of the Mitchell police department along with fire and rescue tend to the parties involved in a two-vehicle crash at the HWY 37 Bypass and N. Minnesota Street on Tuesday afternoon in Mitchell. (Matt Gade/Republic)

Three Davison County residents sustained serious, non-life-threatening injuries Tuesday in a two-vehicle crash in Mitchell.

Gladys Reinesch, an 82-year-old from Mitchell, failed to yield after stopping at a stop sign while attempting to cross the intersection of the Highway 37 bypass and Minnesota Street and was struck by a driver going eastbound on the bypass. At approximately 3 p.m., Reinesch’s 1999 Buick Regal was struck on the passenger side, where 59-year-old Kathy Seppala, of Mitchell, was seated.

According to Mitchell Patrol Sgt. Ryan Erickson, Reinesch was cited for failing to yield after a stop sign and no other charges are pending.

Reinesch’s vehicle was struck by a 2011 Chrysler Town and Country driven by 69-year-old Darlene Wadleigh, of Mount Vernon. Authorities said Wadleigh was driving the speed limit, 40 mph, when her vehicle hit Reinesch’s Buick.

Wadleigh and Seppala were transported to Avera Queen of Peace Hospital by ambulance and Reinesch was transported to the hospital by her son. Due to the impact on the passenger side, the Mitchell Fire Department had to cut the passenger door off the Buick to get Seppala out of the vehicle. All three were wearing seat belts.

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Mitchell police, ambulance and fire department responded to the crash.

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