Authorities are charging a Colorado man with causing a two-vehicle accident in Linn County, that sent 4 people to the hospital.


The accident happened at about 6pm Tuesday, at the intersection of Highway 13 and County Home Road, just north of Marion.
A car driven by 26 year old Robert Newlin-Smith of Platteville, Colorado, went through the intersection without stopping, and crashed into a minivan driven by 35 year old Krystl Verrengia of Mount Vernon.

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The two drivers along with two passengers in the minivan, were taken to area hospitals to be treated for what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries. All of the occupants were wearing seat belts.
Newlin Smith is being charged with Operating While Intoxicated, and some traffic related charges.

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