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Published October 26, 2012, 02:12 PM

Two Hurt in Crash With Road Equipment

Two people were injured Thursday in a traffic accident in which a vehicle hit a milling machine.

By: Herald Staff Reports, Grand Forks Herald

Two people were injured Thursday in a traffic accident in which a vehicle hit a milling machine.

The accident occurred on Marshall County Road 5, about three miles east of Stephen, Minn., at about 4:47 p.m.

Workers were preparing the milling machine, which was in the eastbound lane, when a westbound vehicle driven by Gene Anderson, 72, Strandquist, Minn., approached.

According to Minnesota State Patrol, a 1992 Chevy Kodiak, slowed and pulled to the right side of the lane to pass the machine. Another westbound vehicle, a 1978 Ford operated by Lamar Johnson, 79, Kennedy, Minn., passed Anderson and tried to travel between his vehicle and the machine.

The Johnson vehicle sideswiped the Chevy and collided head-on with the milling ma-chine, police said.

Johnson suffered non-life-threatening injuries, while Anderson was treated and released, according to the report.

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