Highway 23 crash injures two

HAWICK — Highway 23 was closed from around 10:52 a.m. Thursday near Hawick until just after 2 p.m. after an accident that injured two people closed it temporarily near 145th Street Northeast.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Peggy Jean Segler, 71, of Spicer, suffered non-life-threatening injuries after the 2018 Buick Enclave that she was driving crossed into the westbound lanes on Minnesota Highway 23 as she was traveling east.

The Buick collided with a 2004 Ford F-150, driven by Peter James Hassinger, 66, of Hawick, and then a 2001 Dodge Ram, driven by David Michael Schmidt, 52, of Buffalo. Both the Ford and the Dodge were traveling westbound on Highway 23. The Dodge was also pulling a trailer.

Hassinger suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Both Segler and Hassinger were transported to Carris Health — Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.

Schmidt and his passenger, Kelli Marie Schmidt, 50, of Buffalo, did not have injuries listed for them on the State Patrol's report.

All parties were wearing their seat belts and alcohol was not involved, according to the report.

The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office, New London Fire Department, New London Ambulance, Centra Care Ambulance and the Paynesville Police Department also responded to the incident.

Motorcycle vs. deer

WILLMAR — A Willmar man was injured after his motorcycle struck a deer Wednesday night in Willmar, according to a Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office news release.

According to the release, Thomas Tait, 58, was traveling westbound on County Road 25 when his 1982 Honda motorcycle struck a deer.

Sheriff's deputies responded to the crash around 10:06 p.m. when they located Tait, who had suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Tait was transported to Carris Health — Rice Memorial Hospital for his injuries.

The Willmar Fire Department, Willmar Ambulance and Minnesota State Patrol assisted in the incident.

Pair reportedly trying to lure children

WILLMAR — Law enforcement responded to a report that people in a white SUV were trying to lure children into their vehicle with candy around 12:29 p.m. Thursday on the 1600 block of 48th Avenue Northeast.

According to the report, there were two people in the vehicle. The driver described as a white male with gray hair, a bigger build and was wearing glasses. The passenger’s description was unknown other than they had longer hair.

The vehicle went westbound from the residence, according to the report.

Traffic arrest

WILLMAR — An 18-year-old man was arrested around 1:55 p.m. Thursday after a traffic stop on the 500 block of Ann Street Southeast.

According to the report, the man was given a citation for driving after suspension at the jail.

Warrant arrests

WILLMAR — A 30-year-old male was arrested for a warrant around 8:55 a.m. Thursday on the 900 block of Trott Avenue Southwest.

WILLMAR — A 25-year-old male was arrested for a warrant around 7:19 p.m. Wednesday on the 300 block of 14th Street Southeast.

Vehicle stolen

WILLMAR — A vehicle was reported stolen around 10:13 a.m. Thursday from a farm on the 9100 block of County Road 5 Southwest.

According to the report, the vehicle was taken overnight

Burglary

WILLMAR — A burglary was reported around 5:24 a.m. Thursday on the 1200 block of First Street South.

Fight

WILLMAR — Multiple officers responded to a report that people were fighting around 1:43 a.m. Thursday at a Speedway located on the 500 block of Lakeland Drive Southeast.

Theft

WILLMAR — A woman was taken to Rice Memorial Hospital around 6:26 p.m. Wednesday after law enforcement was called because she had refused to pay a taxi driver on the 300 block of Seventh Street Northwest.

According to the report, when officers arrived, the woman was extremely intoxicated and she was transported by ambulance to the hospital.

Law enforcement told the caller they would speak with the woman about payment when she was sober.