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This 1991 Chevrolet pickup driven by Joshua Marcello, New Richmond, was severely damaged in a Saturday afternoon accident near the intersection of Hwy. 35 and Old Hwy. 35, just north of North Hudson. Marcello was airlifted to Regions Hospital in St. Paul. Photo by Chuck Pittman

Three-car crash injures three in town of Hudson

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A three-car crash on Hwy. 35 Saturday near the intersection of old Hwy. 35 in the town of Hudson sent three people to hospitals.

The St. Croix County Sheriff's Department said at about 3:11 p.m., a 2006 Jeep Commander driven by Benjamin Hoffman, 31, Hudson, was facing north on Hwy. 35 and preparing to make a left turn onto Old 35 when a 1991 Chevrolet pickup driven by Joshua Marcello, New Richmond, apparently failed to stop and rear-ended the Hoffman vehicle.


Hoffman was pushed into an oncoming 2006 Dodge passenger car driven by Timothy J. Anderson, 44, Lake City, Minn. Hoffman, Anderson and Anderson's passenger, Loriann Anderson, 43, Lake City were not injured in the collision.

Marcello had to be extricated from his pickup truck and was flown to Regions Hospital in St. Paul. His passengers, Taylor Farr, 14, and Robert Raley, 19, both of Hudson, were taken to Hudson Hospital with minor injuries, the report said.

Marcello was cited for inattentive driving, said Chief Deputy Scott Knudson.