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Posted: Thursday, July 25, 2013 3:23 pm | Updated: 12:29 am, Sat Jul 27, 2013.

A Wisconsin woman sustained serious injuries from a three-vehicle head-on crash on Highway 3 on Thursday afternoon, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

According to the report, Hudson, Wisc. resident Angela R. Hall, 40, was seriously injured when her 2002 Ford Focus collided first with a Ford F150 and then head-on with a Dodge Caravan. Hall was airlifted to Regions Hospital in St. Paul. Hall was traveling northbound on Hwy. 3.

The crash occurred at 2:03 p.m. Thursday on Hwy. 3 near 145th Street East.

Though the crash report lists just three people as being involved in the crash, Trooper Travis Boetel confirmed Friday afternoon that three juveniles were also in Hall’s car. One was sitting in the front passenger seat and the other two were sitting in the backseat, Boetel said.

Two children were treated at Northfield Hospital and released, Boetel said. The third child was treated at Regions.

The van, which was traveling southbound on Hwy. 3, was driven by Faribault resident Kit C. Woo, 60. Woo sustained non-life threatening injuries and is being treated at Northfield Hospital.

Faribault resident Todd M. Hullett, 48, was traveling northbound on Hwy. 3 in the Ford F150 and collided with Hall’s car, according to the report. Boetel said Friday that Hullett did not sustain any injuries.

State troopers, the Rice County Sheriff’s Office, Northfield Fire, North Memorial Ambulance and Air all responded to the scene. Traffic was detoured for several hours after the crash, which blocked both lanes.

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At least one person sustained serious injuries from a three-vehicle head-on crash on Highway 3 on Thursday afternoon, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

The crash report, which was last updated just before 7 p.m. Thursday, calls the incident a “serious injury crash.” The report lists three people as being involved in the crash, though witness accounts say more people — possibly children — were taken from a car at the scene.

The crash occurred at 2:03 p.m. Thursday on Hwy. 3 near 145th Street East.

According to the report, Hudson, Wisc. resident Angela R. Hall, 40, was seriously injured when her 2002 Ford Focus collided first with a Ford F150 and then head-on with a Dodge Caravan. Hall was airlifted to Regions Hospital in St. Paul. Hall was traveling northbound on Hwy. 3.

The van, which was traveling southbound on Hwy. 3, was driven by Faribault resident Kit C. Woo, 60. Woo sustained non-life threatening injuries and is being treated at Northfield Hospital.

The condition of Faribault resident Todd M. Hullett, 48, is still unknown. Hullett was traveling northbound on Hwy. 3 in the Ford F150 and collided with Hall’s car, according to the report.

State troopers, the Rice County Sheriff’s Office, Northfield Fire, North Memorial Ambulance and Air all responded to the scene. Traffic was detoured for several hours after the crash, which blocked both lanes.

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Updated at 5:50 p.m. with more details from the crash report.

At least one person involved in the three-vehicle head-on crash on Highway 3 is in serious condition, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

The crash report says that Hudson, Wisc. resident Angela R. Hall, 40, was seriously injured when her 2002 Ford Focus collided first with a Ford F150 and then collided head-on with a Dodge Caravan. Hall was airlifted to Regions hospital in St. Paul.

The van was driven by Faribault resident Kit C. Woo, 62, who sustained non-life threatening injuries, according to the report. Woo is being treated at Northfield Hospital.

The condition of Faribault resident Todd M. Hullett, 48, is still unknown. Hullett was traveling northbound on Hwy. 3 in the Ford F150.

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UPDATED at 5:20 p.m. with more details from the crash report.

The Minnesota State Patrol has identified the three drivers involved in today’s three-vehicle head-on crash as Todd M. Hullett, 48, of Faribault; Angela R. Hall, 40, of Hudson, Wisc.; and Kit C. Woo, 62, of Faribault.

Their conditions are still unknown.

According to the crash report, Hullett and Hall were driving northbound on Highway 3 when their vehicles collided. Hall’s car then collided with Woo’s van, which was traveling southbound on Hwy. 3.

The crash report lists the road as wet at the time of the crash.

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The Minnesota State Patrol says that three vehicles were involved in a head-on crash that blocked traffic on Highway 3 between Faribault and Northfield on Thursday afternoon.

The crash, which the state patrol has classified as a “serious injury crash,” was reported just after 2 p.m. Thursday. State troopers, the Rice County Sheriff’s Office, and Northfield Fire responded to the scene.

Two helicopters and an ambulance transported people from the scene near the intersection of 145th Street East and Hwy. 3.

A minivan, truck and gray car were involved. At least one person was extricated from the gray car.

A detour was still set up on Hwy. 3 as of 5 p.m. Sheriff Troy Dunn said the highway should be open by 6 p.m.

{span style=”font-size: 12px;”}This story will be updated as more information becomes available.{/span}

Reach reporter Kaitlyn Walsh at 645-1117, and follow her on Twitter.com @NFNKaitlyn.

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  • sandra posted at 10:16 pm on Sun, Jul 28, 2013.

    sandra Posts: 14

    Nobody is sure what Mrs. Hall was doing in the car at the time of the crash, only Mrs. Hall knows. She would be the person that would have to answer that. As for what caused the crash, the three cars and the pickup truck in front of my husbands truck were breaking very hard as a semi was turning right towards the land fill. My husband also had to break hard as to avoid slamming into the pickup in front of him, this when Mrs. Hall collided with my husbands truck. Mrs. Hall and her three children as well as Kit Woo are all in our Prayers.

     
  • 7outof10 posted at 8:11 pm on Sun, Jul 28, 2013.

    7outof10 Posts: 275

    Does anyone know why Hall's car rear ended the truck in the first place? That is not told in this story. Would be nice to know if texting, in attentive driving, etc were the cause of this crash. After all is said and done please give us the "why" this happened.

     
  • sandra posted at 6:05 pm on Sun, Jul 28, 2013.

    sandra Posts: 14

    Hi my name is Alissa Hullett,
    I'm Todd Hullett's wife. Just wanted to report he is fine except for a back injury and very shook up when he was hit from behind. It was chaotic he told me. His first instinct was to get out of his truck and check on the people in the head on. The gentlemen in the van had said he didn't know what happened in I'm sure a state of shock. He then proceed to attend to the women and her children along with another women who was behind the south bound van. Todd did not see the little boy and obviously got out of the car before he got there. He told me it was a sight he would never forget. He and the kind lady that stopped wrapped the little girls leg in the back seat while calming the mother. The other girl in the front seat he couldn't do anything for until the rescue squad got there. He said he felt the pain in his back, but his adrenal was so high he didn't realize the severity until the next day. Todd and I are glad to hear the others survived and everyone is in our prayers. As for my husband goes, it will take some time to heal. Please drive carefully and remember that your journey isn't over until you arrive. God bless.

     
  • kbleninger posted at 8:47 am on Fri, Jul 26, 2013.

    kbleninger Posts: 1

    Hello, I am also one of the folks first on the scene. I am so happy to hear everyone is ok!!! That was very scary to see happen. I remember the young boy was all of a sudden standing beside me and asking to see his mommy. I did not want him wandering around near the crash sight as we did not know the family's conditions and I was afraid the car would start on fire. I asked him if he wanted to sit in my car, as my car was directly in front of the crash. He sat in my car until responders attended to him. He was a very brave boy!!! Please send my thoughts and prayers to this family!!!!

     
  • Corey Johnson posted at 7:55 am on Fri, Jul 26, 2013.

    Corey Johnson Posts: 2

    Thank you so much for your reply. That was a eye opening and very scary experience. I will soon be a step father to two little girls, ages 6&8. My heart goes out to that brave little boy that was a Hero and wanted to save and help his family. He deserves a metal. God was with them all yesterday.

    I'm so Thankful that they are all OK.

     
  • lerie posted at 8:55 pm on Thu, Jul 25, 2013.

    lerie Posts: 1

    Hi Corey!
    I am Angie Halls uncle.
    Thank you so much for your help today! I will share this with my family and I can assure you they are sending thanks and hugs to you.
    Angie and her 3 kids are stable and doing ok. Some broken bones, cuts and bruises. They are at Regions in St Paul in great care!
    Take care and thanks again!

     
  • Corey Johnson posted at 7:24 pm on Thu, Jul 25, 2013.

    Corey Johnson Posts: 2

    Myself and my fiance were one of the first on the scene, directly behind this crash. We are waiting to hear how the Wisconsin family is doing. The children were so scared and wanted me to help them get out, I knew I was not suppose to move them, although it took everything I had not to. All I could do was tell them it would be OK and try to keep them calm as I called 911 for help. Please let us know that they are OK....our thoughts and prayers are with them all.....Life is so short...

     

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