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Bemidji man critically injured in crash with Park Rapids man Monday

A 22-year-old Bemidji man was critically injured in a two-vehicle accident that occurred about 7 a.m. Monday morning at the intersection of state Highway 197 and the U.S. Highway 2 ramp in Beltrami County.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol out of Thief River Falls:

Thomas A Haldeman was driving a 1995 Chevrolet pickup truck south on 197 while Larry L. Weiss, 69, of Park Rapids, was driving a 2001 International tandem tractor-trailer north on U.S. Highway 71 making a left turn onto westbound U.S. Highway 2.

The front of the semi ran into the driver's side door of the pickup truck.

Weiss, who was wearing a seat belt, was not injured in the crash.

Haldeman, who was not wearing a seat belt, was taken to North Country Regional Hospital with critical injuries. NCRH said Tuesday he was not at the hospital.