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A car ran off the end of state Highway 40 Friday, July 16, 2010, at the intersection with U.S. Highway 12 in west Willmar, and ended up along the Willmar-Morris line of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway. The driver of passenger car and his two passengers were not seriously injured

Car goes off end of Hwy 40 in west Willmar, no serious injuries

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

Update 11 a.m.

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WILLMAR - A passenger car was driven off state Highway 40 in west Willmar before 7:30 a.m. this morning and ended up along the Willmar-to-Morris line of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway.

The car's driver and his two passengers were not seriously injured in the accident.

The driver apparently drove his car off Highway 40 at the intersection with U.S. Highway 12 in west Willmar, crossed the ditch, struck a tree and then continued northward until it reached the BNSF rail bed. The car then traveled westward along the rail bed for a short distance before finally stopping along the south side of the rail line.

A tow truck operator later drove the car off the rail bed before towing the car away.

The Willmar Police Department and Willmar Ambulance responded to the accident scene.

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