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New London man injured after falling asleep and crashing his truck into 'Welcome to Cold Spring' sign

Larry Duaine Nelson, 67, of New London, suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to St. Cloud Hospital following the Wednesday afternoon crash in Cold Spring.

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COLD SPRING — A New London man was injured following a one-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon on state Highway 23 in Stearns County, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

According to the crash report, Larry Duaine Nelson, 67, was traveling southbound on Highway 23 in a 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup when he fell asleep and struck a granite “Welcome to Cold Spring” sign.

Nelson suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to St. Cloud Hospital.

His airbag deployed and he was wearing his seatbelt. Road conditions were dry and alcohol was not involved, according to the State Patrol.

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the incident reported at 2:03 p.m.

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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