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4 vehicles, including Sheriff's vehicle, involved in Mower County accident

A GMC sideswiped the squad car and a trailer became unattached and struck a Dodge pickup.

Posted: Nov. 30, 2017 1:50 PM
Updated: Nov. 30, 2017 2:23 PM

Mower County, Minn. – Four vehicles were involved during a crash on Interstate-90 Thursday morning just after 8, which began with a Mower County Sheriff’s Deputy stopped on the side of the road with its emergency lights flashing.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol crash report, the squad car was on the left shoulder and unoccupied when a GMC pickup pulling a trailer was in the left lane passing a Dodge pickup. The GMC sideswiped the squad car and the trailer became unattached and struck the Dodge pickup.
The driver of the GMC, 73-year-old John Root, of Lewiston, Minnesota, was transferred to the Austin hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Three other passengers in Root’s vehicle were not injured. The deputy wasn't injured.
The driver of the Dodge pickup, 27-year-old Corey Hinsch, of Hayfield, Minnesota, wasn’t injured.
A 2014 Ford Explorer was also involved.
The accident occurred in the westbound lane of I-90 at milemarker 182 near Austin.

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