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

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

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.

"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.

Sarah Smith

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

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