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Estherville man injured in Minnesota accident

July 13, 2012
Estherville Daily News

ST. PETER, Minn. - An Estherville truck driver was injured an accident early Thursday on Highway 169, a half-mile south of St. Peter, Minn.

The Minnesota State Patrol says Michael Olson, 49, of Estherville was driving a 1993 Freightliner semi southbound on Highway 169 when the semi went into the median. Olson overcorrected and the semi flipped onto its side, blocking the southbound lanes of traffic.

The Saint Peter Ambulance and Saint Peter Fire Department responded to the scene. Olson was taken by ambulance to the hospital in Saint Peter where he was treated and released.

The mishap occurred at around 1:10 a.m.

The semi sustained severe damage.

Mankato and Saint Peter police, the Nicollet County Sheriff's Department and the DNR also assisted at the scene.



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