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Grain truck totaled after blown tire sends it into trees near Sauk Centre

The driver, Evan Messer, 19, of Sauk Centre, suffered minor injuries and was brought to the Sauk Centre Hospital by a private party.

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A 1986 Kenworth grain truck ended up in the trees along Stearns County Road 192 after a front tire blew out. The driver was wearing a seat belt and suffered minor injuries. (Courtesy Stearns County Sheriff's Office)

RAYMOND TOWNSHIP — A grain truck ended up hitting several trees after a blown tire sent it careening off the road around 9:18 a.m. Thursday south of Sauk Centre, according to a Stearns County Sheriff’s Office news release.

According to the release, Evan Messer, 19, of Sauk Centre, was driving a 1986 Kenworth grain truck for Vogt Dairy while traveling eastbound on County Road 192 when the front left tire blew out.

He tried to maneuver the truck, but he was unable to keep it on the roadway. The truck crossed the center line and went into the north ditch.

The truck damaged the culvert when it went over the driveway approach and it continued until it hit several pine trees.

Messer was wearing his seat belt. He suffered minor injuries and was brought to the Sauk Centre Hospital by a private party.

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A mechanical check of the truck was done prior to Messer driving it and no issues were found, according to the news release. The truck was totaled.

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A 1986 Kenworth grain truck ended up in the trees along Stearns County Road 192 after a front tire blew out. (Courtesy Stearns County Sheriff's Office)

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Mark Wasson has been a public safety reporter with Post Bulletin since May 2022. Previously, he worked as a general assignment reporter in the southwest metro and as a public safety reporter in Willmar, Minn. Readers can reach Mark at mwasson@postbulletin.com.
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