by Jim Boyle
A crash at about 9 p.m. on Nov. 21 at the intersection of Highway 169 and School Street sent three people to the hospital, but none with life threatening injuries, according to the Minnesota State Highway Patrol.
The accident involved an Mazda SUV passenger vehicle and a Northstar tow truck hauling a Coors beer semi, according to Elk River Police Capt. Bob Kluntz.
The passenger vehicle had been northbound on Highway 169 and attempted to proceed west on School Street. The tow truck was southbound on Highway 169 at the time of the crash.
The driver of the Northstar tow truck, John Ciralli, a 50-year-old Blaine man and his passenger, James Doherty, 53, of Coon Rapids, along with the 17-year old male driver of the passenger vehicle were all transported by ambulance and treated for non-life threatening injuries.
The crash remains under investigation by the Minnesota State Patrol.