WDAY.com

WDAZ: Your Home Team

Published September 14, 2011, 09:30 PM

1 Injured in Pickup-combine Collision West of Climax, MN

(WDAZ-TV) - One person was injured in a collision between a pickup truck and combine west of Climax, MN, Wednesday evening.

By: WDAZ Staff Report,

(WDAZ-TV) - One person was injured in a collision between a pickup truck and combine west of Climax, MN, Wednesday evening.

The sideswipe crash happened just before 6 p.m. about two miles west of Climax at the intersection of Highway 220 and 360th St.

The driver of the Case combine, Brian Evenson, 56, of Climax, was eastbound on 360th St. when he failed to yield at the intersection, according to a State Patrol accident report.

Cecil Malme, 76, of Neilsville, was heading north on Highway 220 when Evenson pulled out in front as he tried to cross the highway.

Malme was able to swerve to the east, but ended up hitting the combine's header, damaging the roof and hood of his pickup.

The patrol says Malme was able to lean over in order to avoid a more severe injury. Malme was taken to RiverView Health in Crookston.

Evenson wasn't injured. Malme's pickup was totaled.

Tags: