Semitrailer pulling hay crashes near Pillager

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PILLAGER -- A Remer man was injured Tuesday, Oct. 22, when the semitractor-trailer he was driving went out of control and into a ditch south of Pillager.

The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office received a report of the crash at 3:04 p.m. near the intersection of Dove Road and 350th Street, 4 miles south of Pillager in Scandia Valley Township.

The sheriff’s office reported 37-year-old Justin Rice was traveling south on Dove Road with a semitrailer pulling a full load of hay. As Rice’s vehicle rounded the corner of a curve, a strap came undone, which caused the load to shift. Rice lost control of the vehicle and went in the ditch. The semitrailer came to rest on its side. Rice refused medical treatment at the scene, but was later transported by private vehicle to Lakewood Health System in Staples with unknown injuries.

The sheriff’s office was assisted at the scene by Scandia Valley Fire Department, Scandia Valley First Response Team and North Memorial Ambulance.

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