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Willmar man hospitalized following crash on U.S. Highway 12 west of Litchfield this morning

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LITCHFIELD — A Willmar man is hospitalized following a crash involving a minivan and semi-truck at 3:51 a.m. on U.S. Highway 12 west of Litchfield.

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Matthew Lindquist, 27, was transported by ambulance to the Meeker County Memorial Hospital in Litchfield, according to the Meeker County Sheriff’s Department. His condition is unknown.

Lindquist was driving a 2000 Plymouth minivan westbound on Highway 12 when it crossed the centerline and struck an eastbound, 1997 International semi-truck-trailer rig driven by Kevin Roelike, 58, of Sauk Centre.

The crash closed the highway and traffic was detoured for a couple of hours.

The crash is under investigation by the Minnesota State Patrol.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
(320) 214-4335
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