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Two injured in head-on crash near Hawick

HAWICK - Two people were injured in a head-on crash Wednesday night near Hawick when a vehicle crossed the centerline on state Highway 23 and collided with a semi.

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HAWICK – Two people were injured in a head-on crash Wednesday night near Hawick when a vehicle crossed the centerline on state Highway 23 and collided with a semi.

The incident was reported just before 8 p.m. on Highway 23, at 232 Avenue in Roseville Township.

Alcohol may have been a factor in the crash, according to the State Patrol.

The accident report indicates a 2014 Lincoln MKX, driven by George Albert Hooper, 66, of Brainerd, was going east on Highway 23 when it crossed the centerline and collided with a 2015 Peterbuilt semi driven by Shawn Reid Dreckman, 46, of Balaton, that was going west.

Hooper sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was not taken to a medical facility.

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A passenger, Janice Darlene Hooper, 67, of Brainerd was taken to the Hennepin County Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, according to the State Patrol.

The driver of the semi was not injured.

The report indicates that everyone was wearing seatbelts and that alcohol was detected in George Hooper.

The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office, Kandiyohi County Rescue, Paynesville Police Department, New London Ambulance, Willmar Ambulance and Life Link assisted at the scene of the crash.

Related Topics: KANDIYOHI COUNTY
Carolyn Lange is a features writer at the West Central Tribune. She can be reached at clange@wctrib.com or 320-894-9750
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