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Paynesville man trapped in car for six hours after crash

COLD SPRING -- A 63-year-old Paynesville man was trapped in his car Sunday night after a single vehicle rollover crash north of Cold Spring.

Joseph Spanier was driving south on Stearns County Road 2 in Wakefield Township just north of Cold Spring when his vehicle went off the road, according to a report from the Stearns County Sheriff's Office. The vehicle struck an approach at Island Lake Road and vaulted into the air, landed and rolled.

Spanier was wearing his seat belt and sustained minor injuries. He as taken to St. Cloud Hospital. However, he was trapped in the vehicle for about six hours before the crash was reported to authorities shortly before 5:30 a.m. Monday, according to the report.

Also responding to the scene were Cold Spring Police Department, Cold Spring Fire and Rescue and Gold Cross Ambulance.

Linda Vanderwerf

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