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Passenger car and semitrailer collide, send 1 to hospital

CASS LAKE--A 20-year-old Taylor Falls driver was injured after he attempted to make a U-turn and his vehicle was struck by a semitrailer at 11:51 p.m. Thursday on Highway 2, two miles east of Cass Lake in Cass County.

CASS LAKE-A 20-year-old Taylor Falls driver was injured after he attempted to make a U-turn and his vehicle was struck by a semitrailer at 11:51 p.m. Thursday on Highway 2, two miles east of Cass Lake in Cass County.

The Minnesota State Patrol reported the Pontiac Sunfire was westbound on Highway 2 and was struck by a semitrailer traveling westbound on Highway 2.

The driver of the Pontiac, Branden M. Bent, 20, was transported to Sanford Health in Bemidji for non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the semitrailer, Dmitry Pekach, 32, Winnipeg, Manitoba, had no apparent injuries.

The Cass County's Sheriff's Office assisted the state patrol at the scene.

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