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Two-vehicle head-on crash on Hwy 71 Saturday morning

Wadena County Sheriff Mike Carr, left, surveys the damage done by a northbound Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV after it drove into a ditch on U.S. Highway 71 at approximately 3:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, 26 miles north of Wadena. Journal photo by Brian Hansel

UPDATED: Frazee man seriously injured after Highway 71 crash into tree

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A Frazee man was seriously injured Wednesday afternoon when he apparently fell asleep at the wheel, crossed the opposing lane of traffic and crashed into a grove of trees south of Park Rapids.


The accident on Highway 71 near Blueberry Pines Gold Course, sent Chad R. Brown, 39, to St. Joseph's Area Health Services in Park Rapids, where he was listed in critical condition Wednesday evening.

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