Two injured in Monday afternoon crash in Willmar

Mark Hirman, 60, of Raymond, and Matthew Pederson, 19, of Prinsburg, suffered non-life-threatening injuries Monday afternoon in Willmar after their vehicles collided.


WILLMAR — A two-vehicle crash Monday afternoon injured both drivers near the state Highway 23 overpass, according to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, Matthew Pederson, 19, of Prinsburg, was driving a 2010 Toyota Scion on County Road 15 turning northbound onto County Road 5.

Mark Hirman, 60, of Raymond, was driving a 2018 Ford F-150 southbound on County Road 5. According to the news release from Sheriff's Sgt. Todd Neumann, it was reported that that Toyota pulled out to turn north and was struck by the Ford.

Both men were transported to Carris Health - Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar with non-life-threatening injuries.

A teenage female passenger in the Toyota was not injured.


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

CentraCare Ambulance and the Willmar Fire Department assisted during the incident, reported at 4:37 p.m. Monday.

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
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