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Three hurt in Meeker County intersection crash

DASSEL — Three people were injured when a semitruck and pickup truck collided at 8:49 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of U.S. Highway 12 and state Highway 15 near Dassel in Meeker County.

A 2001 Sterling tandem semi driven by Duane Lyle Mattson, 57, of Dassel, was traveling northbound on Highway 15. A GMC Sierra driven by Rudolph Dwight Nyquist, 84, of Cokato, was traveling eastbound on Highway 12. The vehicles collided in the intersection, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

Both drivers and Marie Ann Nyquist, 82, a passenger in the GMC Sierra, were transported to the Hutchinson Hospital for treatment of injuries that the report described as non-life-threatening. One of the injured was transported by ambulance and the other two by private vehicles.

The injured were all wearing seatbelts, according to the accident report, and alcohol was not a factor.

The Meeker County Sheriff's Office and Dassel Fire and Gold Cross Ambulance also responded.

Tom Cherveny

Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.

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