Truck lands in small grove of trees, injures driver

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VERNDALE -- A 21-year-old man was injured when the 1997 Ford Ranger he was driving crashed at 5:06 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, on Wadena County Highway 23, north of Verndale in Aldrich Township.

The Wadena County Sheriff’s Office responded to the one-vehicle crash and learned Jared Sunram of Osage was traveling south on County Highway 23 when he crossed the northbound lane, entered the ditch, hit an approach and landed in a small grove of trees. The airbags in the truck did deploy.

Sunram was transported by ambulance to Tri-County Healthcare in Wadena with moderate injuries, the sheriff’s office reported.

The sheriff’s office was assisted at the scene by the Verndale Fire Department and Tri-County Ambulance.

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