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Head-on crash injures driver

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BAXTER—A two-vehicle crash Friday, Aug. 24, sent one driver to the hospital and left the other with a citation.

The Baxter Police Department reported the crash occurred at 2:31 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Elder Drive and Forthun Road in Baxter. According to the report, 60-year-old Donna Rae Niggeler of Brainerd was driving a Nissan north on Elder Drive and attempted to make a left turn, hitting an eastbound Buick head-on at Forthun Road.

The driver of the Buick, 47-year-old Matthew Raymond Mallie of Brainerd, suffered minor injuries and was transported by North Memorial Ambulance to Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.

Police issued Niggeler a citation for crossing the centerline.

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