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Three injured in car, dumptruck crash on Highway 71

Erica Dischino / Tribune A dump truck and a car collided Wednesday at the intersection of U.S. Highway 71 and state Highway 9 near New London. According to the State Patrol report, the car attempted to make a left turn in front of the dump truck. The dump truck then rolled. 1 / 3
Erica Dischino / Tribune A dump truck and a car collided Wednesday at the intersection of U.S. Highway 71 and state Highway 9 near New London. According to the State Patrol report, the car attempted to make a left turn in front of the dump truck. The dump truck then rolled.2 / 3
Erica Dischino / Tribune Erica Dischino / Tribune A dump truck and a car collided Wednesday at the intersection of U.S. Highway 71 and state Highway 9 near New London. According to the State Patrol report, the car attempted to make a left turn in front of the dump truck. The dump truck then rolled.3 / 3

NEW LONDON, MINN. — Two women were sent to area hospitals Wednesday after a dump truck and a passenger vehicle collided at the intersection of U.S. Highway 71 and Minnesota Highway 9 in Colfax Township near New London.

According to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol, the 1992 Mack dump truck was traveling north and a 2007 Chrysler Sebring was traveling south on Highway 71. The car reportedly attempted to make a left turn in front of the dump truck. The dump truck then rolled.

The driver of the Chrysler, Rosalyn Imelda Carter, 80, of Sauk Centre, was airlifted to St. Cloud Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the State Patrol. A passenger in the vehicle, Carolyn Teresa Botz, 24, of Sauk Centre, was transported to Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar with non-life-threatening injuries. Both women were wearing seat belts, and the vehicle's airbags deployed.

The driver of the truck, Paul Gregory Sykora, 31, of Carrington, North Dakota, suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to the report, but he was not taken to a health care facility. He was wearing his seat belt.

Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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