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Updated: Nevis man, passengers, not seriously injured in rear-end crash by Blueberry Pines

By Sarah Smith / Enterprise

     U.S. Highway 71 had to be blocked briefly Tuesday following a rear-end crash in Wadena County.

     The crash, at 12:45 p.m., occurred when one vehicle struck another that had stopped to make a right turn on Wadena County Rd. 16 near Blueberry Pines Golf Course.

     No one in the two vehicles suffered life-threatening injuries, the State Patrol said.

     A 2007 Chrysler Town & Country rear-ended a 2001 Chevy Silverado pickup as both were northbound on the highway. Tonya M. Willprecht, 38, of Frazee, was the driver of the SUV.

     Floyd Frank, 60, of Nevis, and his two female passengers were not seriously injured after the collision, the State Patrol said. But the two women were transported to the Wadena hospital, treated and released for “minor bumps and bruises,” according to the State Patrol.

     Willprecht’s passenger, Therisa Valoria, was airlifted to Fargo.

     “They couldn’t find anything wrong with her,” the Patrol said, so she was released from that facility.

     Willprecht “ended up with a broken ankle,” the Patrol report said.

Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.

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