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Truman is scene of fatal crash

February 3, 2012
Jenn Brookens - Staff Writer , Fairmont Sentinel

TRUMAN - Three Truman residents involved in a fatal car crash were sent to Mayo Clinic Health System-Fairmont by ambulance on Thursday evening.

The crash occurred within Truman shortly after 5 p.m. According to a Minnesota State Patrol trooper at the scene, it is believed a Chevy Venture minivan with a male driver and a female passenger was northbound on Highway 15 when it rear-ended a Chevy Blazer driven by a Truman woman. The Blazer then ran into a tree, while the minivan eventually stopped when it hit a Tire One business sign.

"My wife was inside, and she felt it," said Bradley Green, a resident living along Highway 15.

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CRASH?SCENE?— This Chevy Blazer struck a tree along Highway 15 in Truman on Thursday evening after being rear-ended by another vehicle. The accident resulted in at least one fatality.

The tree that was hit is in Green's yard.

"The crash shook the entire house," he added. "She said it was like a semi tipped over."

Initial reports indicated the driver of the minivan might have a medical condition that caused the crash. Alcohol was not believed to be a factor.

The female driver of the Blazer was reported to be unconscious, while both persons in the minivan were conscious and talking when EMTs arrived.

Identities of the victims - including any persons killed - were being withheld pending family notification. The State Patrol said it would release more information about the crash at 10 a.m. today.

Truman Police, Truman Fire Department and the Martin County Sheriff's Office assisted the State Patrol at the scene.



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