Man crashes truck into equipment at Willmar business
WILLMAR — A Willmar man was injured Wednesday afternoon when the pickup he was driving left the road and crashed into a row of farm equipment that was lined up in front of a Willmar business.
The accident was reported at 5:03 p.m. on U.S. Highway 12 and Industrial Drive.
According to the State Patrol, Derek Scott Heike, 27, was driving a 2012 Dodge Ram east on Highway 12 when he lost control of the vehicle on a curve and the truck went off the road and struck machinery at Farm-Rite Equipment.
Heike was taken to Rice Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash, according to the State Patrol.
The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Department and Willmar Police Department assisted at the scene.