Crash Seriously Injures Three People in Alberta Township

Crash Seriously Injures Three People in Alberta Township Click to Enlarge Photo: KNSI News

(KNSI) - The Benton County Sheriff's Office is investigating a crash that seriously injured three people in Alberta Township Tuesday.

According to a press release, about 7:30 p.m. crews were called to a crash on 115th Street Northeast near the intersection with 115th Avenue NE. When they arrived, they found a Chrysler 300 had rear-ended a Polaris Ranger as they were both traveling west on 115th Street.

The driver, 61-year-old Mitchell Czech, and his passenger, 21-year-old Kalley Czech, were ejected from the Ranger. The driver of the Chrysler, 21-year-old Thomas Fountain, was found inside his vehicle, which was in the ditch and laying on its side.

Police say Fountain was "exhibiting signs of intoxication and located other evidence indicating Fountain's alcohol consumption was a factor in the crash."

All three were taken to the hospital for treatment. Police say Mitchell Czech suffered life-threatening injuries. Both Kalley Czech and Fountain suffered serious but non-life-threatning injuries.

Once at the hospital, the press release says, "a blood draw for the purpose of determining Fountain's blood alcohol level was conducted under the authority of a search warrant."

The Benton County Sheriff's Office was assisted at this incident by the Foley Police Department, Minnesota State Patrol, Foley Fire Department, and Mayo Ambulance.