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Paynesville teen injured in crash

PAYNESVILLE – A Paynesville teenager was injured Sunday evening in a single-vehicle crash.

A pickup driven by Stephen David Peichel, 16, was moving west on Minnesota Highway 23 near Paynesville when it went off the right side of the road and into some trees, according to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol.

The crash occurred at about 8:45 p.m. Sunday near the intersection with Stearns County Road 123.

Peichel was transported to Paynesville Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to the State Patrol report. He was wearing a seat belt.

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, Centra Ambulance, and police departments from Cold Spring, Paynesville and Richmond also responded to the scene.

Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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