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Gary Mattson of Willmar walks from the Kandiyohi County Courthouse in downtown Willmar after pleading guilty last month to a misdemeanor charge stemming from him striking a blind man with his vehicle. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Willmar man enters plea for hitting blind man at busy intersection

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WILLMAR -- Gary Lee Mattson, 56, of Willmar, pleaded guilty Monday to a misdemeanor charge of failure to stop for a blind person for a Nov. 16 incident in which a blind man was run over at the intersection of First Street South and 19th Avenue in Willmar.

As part of a plea agreement reached in Kandiyohi County District Court, two additional misdemeanor charges for failure to stop for a traffic signal and failure to give information after a traffic accident will be dismissed.

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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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