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One injured in motorcycle-pickup crash in Raymond

RAYMOND - One person was injured Saturday morning in a two-vehicle crash at state Highway 23 and Fifth Street South in Raymond. According to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol, a Ford pickup driven by Daniel R. Koons, 67, of Riverton, was w...

Motorcycle crash
A motorcycle lies in the north ditch along state Highway 23 in Raymond on Saturday morning. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)

RAYMOND - One person was injured Saturday morning in a two-vehicle crash at state Highway 23 and Fifth Street South in Raymond.

According to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol, a Ford pickup driven by Daniel R. Koons, 67, of Riverton, was westbound on Highway 23 and stopped behind a vehicle making a left turn. Roger T. Braun, 64, of Willmar, was driving westbound on Highway 23 on a Suzuki motorcycle, which struck the right rear of the Ford and ran off the right side of the road into the ditch.

Braun sustained non-life threatening injuries and was taken to Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar. He was wearing a helmet. Koons was not injured.

Assisting the State Patrol at the scene were the Kandiyohi Sheriff’s Department, Willmar Ambulance and Raymond Fire & Rescue Department.

In 42 years in the newspaper industry, Linda Vanderwerf has worked at several daily newspapers in Minnesota, including the Mesabi Daily News, now called the Mesabi Tribune in Virginia. Previously, she worked for the Las Cruces Sun-News in New Mexico and the Rapid City Journal in the Black Hills of South Dakota. She has been a reporter at the West Central Tribune for nearly 27 years.

Vanderwerf can be reached at email: lvanderwerf@wctrib.com or phone 320-214-4340
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