A man received non-life threatening injuries when his vehicle was rear ended Monday, Aug. 12, at the intersection of Hwy 71 and Leaf River Road.
Just before 10 a.m., a 2004 Volkswagen driven by Matthew Clews, of Staples, was traveling behind a 2009 Chevy Impala driven by John R. Thurner, of Akeley, in the southbound lanes on Highway 71. The Impala slowed to turn west on Leaf River Rd. when it was rear ended by the Volkswagen, according to a Minnesota State Patrol news release.
Clews, 26, and his passenger were not injured. Thurner, 49, was taken to Tri-County Hospital.
Assisting state patrol on the scene was Wadena County Sheriff's Office, Wadena Police Department, Tri-County Ambulance and Wadena Fire Department.