Granite Falls, Minnesota, driver transported with serious injuries after striking tree along Highway 7

Bradley Ray Munsterman, 64, was transported to North Memorial Health Hospital in Robbinsdale after suffering life-threatening injuries in a crash reported Thursday morning along westbound Minnesota Highway 7. According to the Minnesota State Patrol report, Munsterman lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree. Snow and ice were reported at the time of the crash.

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CLARA CITY — A 64-year-old Granite Falls man was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries after his pickup slid off a snow- and ice-covered Minnesota Highway 7 and struck a tree just east of Clara City.

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According to a Minnesota State Patrol Report, Bradley Ray Munsterman was transported to North Memorial Health Hospital in Robbinsdale.

Munsterman was driving a Ford F-150 pickup truck westbound on Minnesota Highway 7 when the vehicle lost control, left the roadway and struck a tree near mile marker 91 in Rheiderland Township on the east side of Clara City.

Munsterman was wearing his seat belt. Snow and ice were reported at the time of the crash at 8:41 a.m. Thursday.

Alcohol is not a factor, according to the report.


The Minnesota State Patrol was assisted by the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office, Clara City Fire and Medical Services and Montevideo Medical Service.

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