An accident in Willmar Tuesday on the highway 71 ramp to U.S. highway 12 injured 37 year old Matt Barak of Cold Spring. He was stopped on the 71 ramp at highway 12 then went into the intersection and was hit by 49 year old Mike Walkow of Willmar. Barak was taken to Rice Hospital in Willmar.

38 year old Emmett Kuseke of Glenwood was injured Monday in a crash on highway 28 near Lake Amelia. His truck left the road and hit a tree. He was taken to the Glenwood hospital. The accident happened around 7:30 on Monday morning.

A pickup and semi accident yesterday morning just before nine injured 3 people. The wreck happened in Meeker County at U.S. Highway 12 and State Highway 15 near Dassel. The semi, driven by 57 year old Duane Mattson of Dassel was headed north on 15 when a pickup driven by 84 year old Rudolph Nyquist of Cokato hit the semi. Both drivers, and a passenger, Marie Nyquist, were taken to the hospital in Hutchinson.

29 year old Damon Wiederhoft of Hector pleaded guilty in Renville County District Court on Tuesday to a felony charge of criminal vehicular operation in an accident that happened in July of last year. He was arguing with a woman driving the car when he grabbed the wheel and turned it, causing a crash that seriously injured the driver. 5 kids in the car suffered minor injuries. Wiederhoft’s blood alcohol level was .14 after the crash. He’ll be sentenced in October.

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