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Appleton, Minnesota, man suffers life-threatening injuries after a crash involving semi in Renville County

Two people from Appleton, Minnesota, were injured after their vehicle and a semitractor collided at the intersection of Minnesota Highway 4 and Minnesota Highway 19 in Fairfax. The driver of the semi was uninjured, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

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Editor's note: This story has been updated since original publication to correct the addresses of two of the three people involved. The original Minnesota State Patrol report was in error. The two people injured in the crash are from Appleton, Minnesota.

FAIRFAX — An Appleton, Minnesota, man suffered life-threatening injuries Tuesday morning and a passenger was also injured in a crash involving a semitractor at an intersection in Fairfax, according to a Minnesota State Patrol report.

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Harry Edward McCroy, 70, of Appleton, was transported to North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale for his injuries.

His passenger, 65-year-old Georgia Lee McCroy, also of Appleton, suffered what were described as non-life-threatening injuries, according to the report. She was transported to CentraCare — Redwood Hospital in Redwood Falls for treatment.

According to the report, a Ford Ecosport driven by Harry McCroy was traveling southbound on Minnesota Highway 4, and a Peterbilt semitractor driven by Frank Mark Yost, 48, of Lafayette, was westbound on state Highway 19. The two collided in the intersection on the east edge of Fairfax.

Yost was not injured.

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

Road conditions were reported as dry at the time of the crash reported at 9:35 a.m. Tuesday.

The Minnesota State Patrol was assisted by the Renville County Sheriff’s Office, Fairfax Fire Department, Fairfax Police Department and Fairfax Ambulance, CentraCare Emergency Medical Services and North Air Care.

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