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Two drivers injured between New York Mills and Bluffton

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Two drivers injured between New York Mills and Bluffton
Wadena Minnesota 314 S. Jefferson 56482

Two drivers were injured in an accident between New York Mills and Bluffton on Saturday, according to a report by the Minnesota State Patrol.


A 1990 Chevrolet pickup driven by Reed G. Barthel, 17, of New York Mills, was southbound on 570th Ave. and failed to yield the right of way, entering the roadway in front of a 2005 Chevrolet pickup driven by Marcus C. Little, 64, of Vergas, the report stated.

Little was traveling eastbound on US Highway 10.

Little's vehicle struck Barthel's vehicle broadside, and Little's vehicle then went into the ditch.

Both drivers were treated at Perham Memorial Hospital. Barthel sustained a non-life threatening injury and Little sustained minor injury, the report stated.

The accident occurred about 5:02 p.m.

The drivers both were wearing seat belts, and no alcohol was detected.

Damage to both vehicles was severe.

Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office, Lorentz Towing and Little Bear Towing assisted.