Crash Near Garden City 01 Jul 13

Several people were injured in a 3-vehicle crash near Garden City Sunday afternoon, but only one person was hospitalized. The crash occurred at around 2:20pm on Highway 169 just north of Garden City. A Ford Expedition driven by 32-year-old Chad Brandts of Garden City was reportedly stopped to make a left turn when it was rear-ended by a Chevy Trailblazer driven by 77-year-old Dean Ikier of Vernon Center. The collision pushed the Expedition into the other lane, where it collided with a Saturn driven by 58-year-old Marvin Peplau of Lake Crystal. Ikier was hospitalized in Mankato with non-life threatening injuries. Brandts and his passengers, his spouse Shawna Brandts and their 2 young children all suffered non-life threatening injuries as well, but were not hospitalized. Peplau and his passenger were not hurt.