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Two men ejected from pickup west of Wadena

Two men were ejected from a pickup truck in an accident on Otter Tail County Road 75, south of Minnesota Highway 29, early on the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 16.

According to the Wadena Police Department, John Lynk and Rick Strubbe were involved in the accident around 12:40 a.m. The officer reported Lynk was standing outside the pickup and Strubbe was lying on the ground when he arrived.

The officer reported both men had back pain and Strubbe also had lacerations on his face. One of the men said the other had grabbed at the steering wheel, causing them to go off the road and into the ditch south of 285th Street.

Both occupants were taken to Tri-County Hospital in Wadena for treatment, and the vehicle was pulled out by Madsen's Tow Service of Verndale. Police believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.