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Published October 18, 2010, 08:36 AM

Grass fire contributes to chain-reaction collision

(WDAY TV) - A grass fire in Kittson County contributed to a chain-reaction collision on Saturday afternoon.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

(WDAY TV) - A grass fire in Kittson County contributed to a chain-reaction collision on Saturday afternoon.

The Minnesota State Patrol says 55-year-old Henry Pettis from Strandquist was headed east on Highway 11 when he rear-ended a semi on the smoke-obscured blacktop.

While Pettis got out of his car, another car hit his and in turn was side-swiped by a 4th vehicle. Pettis was taken to Altru hospital for his injuries where the State Patrol said he was in critical condition.

The grassfire that reduced the visibility was put out.

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