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Minor injuries in semi rollover near Paynesville

Brain Luebke, 37, of New Germany, suffered minor injuries after his semitractor-trailer rolled over near Paynesville.

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Brain Luebke, 37, of New Germany, suffered minor injuries after his semitractor-trailer rolled over near Paynesville.

PAYNESVILLE — A semitractor-trailer rolled over after pulling over to do an inspection around 11:17 a.m. Tuesday on 185th Street and Stearns County Road 43 in Eden Lake Township near Paynesville, according to a Stearns County Sheriff’s Office news release.

The driver, Brain Luebke, 37, of New Germany, was westbound on 185th Street in his 2019 Mack semi pulling a feed trailer.

Luebke attempted to pull to the side of the road to conduct a walk-around vehicle inspection when the rear of the trailer started going into the ditch.

He tried to correct the trailer but was unable to. The semi and trailer overturned into the ditch and landed on the driver’s side.

Luebke was able to get himself out of the vehicle by climbing through the passenger window.

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He was wearing his seat belt and suffered a few scrapes on his hands. He declined medical treatment.

Andy’s Towing removed the semitractor and trailer from the ditch.

Minnesota State Patrol assisted.

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Brain Luebke, 37, of New Germany, suffered minor injuries after his semitractor-trailer rolled over near Paynesville.

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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