Records published June 4, 2020

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Willmar man seriously injured in U.S. Highway 12 accident near Willmar

WILLMAR — One driver was seriously injured in a head-on motor vehicle crash Tuesday on U.S. Highway 12 near the 45th Street Northwest intersection west of Willmar.

The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office received a report of an accident at 4:39 p.m. Tuesday, according to a news release issued Tuesday evening by Sgt. Eric Tollefson.

Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office deputies determined that a Willmar man, age 28, was traveling in a 2004 Chevrolet Impala eastbound on Highway 12, when the automobile crossed into the oncoming lane and sideswiped a westbound enclosed trailer being pulled by a 2012 GMC pickup operated by a 37-year-old Kerhoven man. The Impala then struck a westbound 2006 Jeep Cherokee operated by a Benson man, age 66.

The Impala driver was transported to Carris Health — Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar with serious injuries. His condition is unknown, according to the news release.

The GMC pickup driver was uninjured and the Jeep driver suffered minor injuries.


The crash is under investigation by the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office.

Also responding to the accident were the Willmar Police Department, Willmar Fire Department, Kandiyohi County Rescue Squad and CentraCare Ambulance Service.

Gun brandished

WILLMAR — It was reported around 9:15 a.m. Wednesday that a person was brandishing a gun at someone at a Holiday gas station on the 800 block of Litchfield Avenue Southwest. According to the report, the person was driving a white Impala.

Trespass after attempted shoplift

WILLMAR — An adult woman was trespassed after attempting to shoplift around 7 p.m. Tuesday from a business located on the 3300 block of First Street South. According to the report, the woman left in a Toyota.

Vehicles gone through

WILLMAR — A resident reported around 4:45 p.m. Tuesday their vehicles were gone through the prior night on the 400 block of Benson Avenue Southeast.

According to the report, camera footage shows two men checking business doors and climbing in open cars.

No known damage or missing property is noted in the report.

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