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Slick roads play role in crash that injures four

Emergency personnel respond to the scene Thursday of a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Sixth Street Southwest and Minnesota Avenue in Willmar. Four people suffered minor injuries in the crash, blamed in part on slick roads caused by freezing rain in the morning and snow later in the day. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

WILLMAR -- Four people were treated for minor injuries at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar following a collision Thursday at the intersection of Sixth Street Southwest and Minnesota Avenue in Willmar.

According to Willmar police reports, Rick Wayne Carrothers, 29, and a passenger were headed northbound on Sixth Street and Ricky Sanchez Ferrer, 19, and a passenger were headed eastbound on Minnesota Avenue when they struck each other in the uncontrolled intersection at 2:48 p.m.

Slick roads are believed to be a factor in the accident. According to Rice Memorial Hospital, all four people involved in the accident were treated and released.

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