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Willmar,Minn., man hurt in head-on crash that closed Highway 12 temporarily

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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 Meeker Memorial Hospital in Litchfield, according to the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office. His condition was unknown.

Lindquist was driving a 2000 Plymouth minivan westbound on Highway 12 when it crossed the centerline and struck an eastbound, 1997 International semi-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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