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Highway 3 accident causes injuries, disrupts traffic

This truck was one of at least two vehicles involved in an accident Tuesday night at Highway 3 and 170th Street.

At least two people were taken to the hospital by ambulance following an accident at the intersection of Highway 3 and 170th Street early on the evening of Dec. 2. 

A Minnesota State Trooper at the scene of the accident declined to give details about the crash but said at least one person in each vehicle was transported by ambulance.

Farmington police and firefighters and Dakota County Sheriff's deputies also responded to the crash. A pick-up truck and a four-door sedan were both being loaded onto flatbed tow trucks shortly before 6:30 Tuesday night. Both appeared to have significant front-end damage.

Sheriff's deputies directed northbound traffic west onto 170th Street while crews cleaned up following the accident. Southbound traffic was not detoured, but there was a backup as deputies stopped traffic to allow northbound traffic to turn. 

This was the second accident in less than a week to cause traffic disruptions on this part of Highway 3. On Nov. 26 a two-car crash sent a Cemstone pick-up truck through a guard rail, down a steep hill and into Wachter Lake in Rosemount. There were no serious injuries in that crash.

The Independent Town Pages will provide more information when it is available.

Nathan Hansen

Nathan Hansen has been a reporter and editor with the Farmington Independent and the Rosemount Town Pages since 1997. He is very tall.

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