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Rollover injures Crookston doctor

A Crookston physician was injured in a one-vehicle rollover Sunday morning on an icy road in southwest Minnesota.

It was one of nine traffic accidents reported by the State Patrol from Saturday night through Sunday afternoon across the southern end of the state attributed to blowing snow and icy roads, including two accidents involving fatalities.

According to the Patrol, Nasser Kazmouz, 37, Crookston, was driving a 2005 Nissan Murano west on state Highway 212 west of Granite Falls, Minn., about 11 a.m. Sunday and lost control. The Nissan rolled and hit a tree. Dr. Kazmouz, an emergency room physician at Riverview Health, suffered slight injuries.

The two-lane blacktop was icy, according to the Patrol. A travel alert was issued for the state of North Dakota on Sunday, as strong north winds and falling temperatures caused blowing snow to build up on roadways in hard-packed drifts and ice. The conditions were blamed for several accidents from Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon across southern Minnesota, according to the State Patrol.