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Crash involving snow plow injures Cosmos man

LITCHFIELD –– A 25-year old Cosmos man was injured Wednesday when the vehicle he was driving collided with a snow plow.

Blowing snow and poor visibility is being blamed for the accident, which happened around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday on state Highway 4 and 160th Street in Cosmos Township.

According to the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, Dwayne Anderson was driving north on Highway 4 and was unable to see a snowplow traveling in front of him because of poor visibility caused by blowing snow.

Anderson swerved in an attempt to avoid rear-ending the snowplow, but his vehicle struck the side wing of the snowplow and rolled.

Anderson was transported by a private vehicle to the Hutchinson Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The snowplow, which is owned by the Minnesota Department of Transportation, was operated by Scott Powell, 53, of Hutchinson. Powell was not injured.

The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating the accident.