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Two injured in crash near Wadena

Two Wadena women were hurt in the collision on County Highway 29 west of Wadena on Monday morning.

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Two Wadena women were injured in a two-vehicle crash Monday west of Wadena in Otter Tail County.

Angela Renee Paavola, 51, of Wadena was taken to Tri-County hospital in Wadena with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the State Patrol.

She was southbound on Otter Tail County Highway 29 in a 2013 Ford Edge, and rear-ended a 2022 Ram 1500 pickup truck that had stopped to make a left turn.

A passenger in the pickup truck, Jodana Ama Heinzen, 25, of Wadena suffered non-life-threatening injuries. She is not listed as going to a hospital.

The driver of the pickup truck, Tyler James Arthur Heinzen, 28, of Wadena was not injured, according to the State Patrol.


All three were wearing seatbelts, and airbags deployed in the Ford Edge but not the Ram 1500.

No alcohol was involved in the crash, which was reported at 9:37 a.m. Monday on dry pavement on County Highway 29 (at mile marker 120) in Compton Township.

Tri-County EMS and Otter Tail County deputies assisted at the scene.

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