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Tom Sykora, 58, of Willmar, was struck and run over Nov. 16 at the intersection of First Street South and 19th Avenue in Willmar.

Man pleads not guilty to running over pedestrian at intersection


WILLMAR -- Gary Lee Mattson, 56, of Willmar, made his first court appearance Wednesday on three misdemeanor charges for allegedly running his vehicle over a blind man Nov. 16 at the intersection of First Street South and 19th Avenue.

Mattson entered a not guilty plea, by signing a statement of rights form in traffic court, in Kandiyohi County District Court. His next court date was not set at the hearing.

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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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