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The passenger of this pickup suffered a possible broken nose Tuesday afternoon. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Head-on crash between semi, pickup causes only minor injuries

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There were only minor injuries when a semi collided with a pickup truck southeast of Park Rapids Tuesday afternoon.

The passenger in the pickup refused medical attention although he appeared to have a broken nose. His beard was streaked with blood where he said his sunglasses gouged his nose.

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"He just came out of the farmyard," he said of the Johanning Farms semi. "We couldn't stop" on the icy roads.

"I braced myself for the impact because I knew it was coming," he said.

Neither driver required medical attention. The pickup was extensively damaged.

The accident occurred just before 3 p.m. on Hubbard County 11, about a mile south of the Highway 87 intersection. The pickup was northbound.

The accident is under investigation by Hubbard County and the Minnesota State Patrol.

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Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers Hubbard County, courts and breaking news.

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