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Watkins, Minn., man extricated from vehicle after semi-car crash

WATKINS -- A 34-year-old Watkins man had to be extricated from a vehicle that crashed into a semi truck around noon Monday north of Watkins.

Daniel H. Hokanson was taken by ambulance to St. Cloud Hospital for treatment of his injuries sustained in the crash around 11:45 a.m. near the intersection of County Road 2 and 155th Street.

According to the Stearns County Sheriff's office, Mike Allen Litzau, 30, of Atwater was driving southbound on County Road 2 in a 2001 Freightliner tractor and trailer and was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by Hokanson.

The Sheriff's office was assisted by the State Patrol Commercial Vehicle inspector. The crash remains under investigation.