Marilyn Paumen

Paumen passes away after accident

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Staff Writer
Jennifer Edwards
Marilyn Paumen, 51, Monticello who grew up in Big Lake passed away Wednesday after an accident early last Saturday morning.
Paumen, who was driving an SUV, was involved in a head-on collison with an Allina Ambulance, which was carrying a patient on Co. Rd. 35 near Eaken Avenue in Buffalo Township.
Paumen was taken directly to North Memorial Hospital where she remained in critical condition until her death with severe head trauma as well as several fractures in her face, a fractured collarbone, ribs, pelvis, sternum, ankle, hand and a collapsed lung.
Emergency Medical Technicians Tim Daly, 43, Albertville, and Brian Nagel, 30, Greenwood, were also injured in the crash. 
Daly has been released from Buffalo Hospital but faces extensive surgery. Nagel was hospitalized in intensive care and is breathing with the help of a ventilator at North Memorial Hospital after being taken to Buffalo Hospital first.
The patient in the ambulance, Laura Worley, 35, St. Michael, was transferred to another ambulance to continue her journey to Buffalo Hospital.
The cause of the crash is under investigation. Weather is believed to be a factor in this accident. It snowed two to four inches Friday night into Saturday morning. Police closed the road after the accident due to blowing and drifting snow and poor visibility.
Funeral arrangements for Paumen are with Peterson Grismo Funeral Chapel in Monticello Feb. 1.

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