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Two Injured After Semi Trailer And Pickup Truck Accident Near Melrose

08/20/2013 - 10:00 AM

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Two people received minor injuries after a semi-trailer combination came upon a pickup truck and trailer Monday evening.

According to the Stearns County Sheriff’s report, a pickup truck and trailer, driven by 57-year-old Lyle Thomas Johnson of Brooten, was headed northbound on County Road 13 near Melrose when a semi- trailer combination, driven by 35-year-old Patrick Anthony Thull of Sauk Centre, traveling in the same direction came upon the pickup truck and trailer.

Upon the deputies’ arrival, the semi -trailer combination was blocking both lanes with heavy front end damage. The farm trailer, also with heavy damage, ended up in the ditch with its straw bales scattered on the road.

Thull and the passenger of the pickup truck, 21-year-old Laura Dee Johnson of Brooten were transported to the Melrose hospital.

The Melrose Fire and Rescue, Melrose Police Department, and the Minnesota State Patrol assisted the Stearns County Sheriff’s office at the scene.