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Two Russell Teens Injured in Semi Versus Minivan Crash

CrashTwo teenage girls from Russell were transported by ambulance to Russell Regional Hospital Friday evening after the minivan they were in was struck by a semi truck at the intersection of Highway 40 and 187th Street on the east side of Russell.

According to the Russell County Sheriff's Office, the driver, 17-year-old Lydia Rose Holland, and a 14-year-old female passenger whose name is not being released, were transported by Russell County EMS to the hospital after Holland reportedly ran a stop sign and was struck by the semi in the intersection at about 5:20 Friday evening. 

The semi, a 1990 Kenwood driven by Edward Lee Kuhn of Walker, was traveling westbound on Highway 40 when the 2005 Chrysler Town and Country minivan driven by Holland, which was heading southbound on 187th, ran the stop sign and was struck on the left side.

Kuhn was not injured and the extent of either girl's injuries is unknown.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene. Hazmat crews responded as well for cleanup of some spilled diesel fuel from the semi.

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