Semitrailer crash injures truck driver

Russell Leroy Hannah, 69, of Harrisonville, Missouri, was treated at Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center after his semitrailer tipped and rolled during the crash.

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A Missouri man was treated for non-life-threatening injuries he suffered in a collision Saturday, June 5, between a semitrailer and a GMC Sierra at Wilson Township in Cass County.

According to reports by the Minnesota State Patrol, Russell Leroy Hannah, 69, of Harrisonville, Missouri, was operating a 2018 Western Star semitrailer traveling south at 10:41 a.m., Saturday, on Highway 371 when it turned to take County Highway 44. The semitrailer was carrying pipes at the time. As it took the turn, the semitrailer and pipes extended into the bypass lane and made contact with the fifth wheel pulled by a 2015 GMC Sierra operated by Bradley Dale Timmer, 68, of Milaca. This caused the semitrailer to tip and roll. Marcella Kay Timmer, 66, was a passenger in the Sierra during the incident.

Both Hannah and the Timmers were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash. The Timmers did not suffer injuries, while Hannah was transported by first responders to Essentia-Health St. Joseph's Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Assisting at the scene was the Pine River Police Department, the Pine River Fire Department and North Memorial Health Ambulance.

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