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Driver in Custody After Car Crash

Posted at: 08/02/2013 11:32 AM



(ABC 6 NEWS) - A woman was taken to Saint Marys Hospital and one driver is in custody after an accident in Stewartville Thursday night. 

According to the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Department the accident happened just after 6 o’clock on 20th St. NE in Stewartville. 

Linda Tooley is facing charges of criminal vehicle operation after she turned and hit another vehicle head on causing serious injuries. The sheriff’s department believes Tooley took a turn too quickly causing her to hit the other vehicle. 

There was an open bottle of alcohol in Tooley’s vehicle along with two other passengers who fled the scene. 

The car that was hit was carrying two married females. The driver of that car told deputies her wife who was sitting in the passenger seat could no longer feel her lower body. 

She was taken to St. Marys Hospital by Gold Cross Ambulance. Her injuries are described as serious, but non-life threatening. 

Tooley claimed she didn’t know the two men who fled the scene. Deputies are still investigating the accident.