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Semi ends up in Chippewa County field Friday afternoon

A semi-truck went off the road and ended up in a Chippewa County field on Friday afternoon.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, at about 5 p.m. on March 5, a 2007 International semi-truck driven by Roland James Bloomquist, age 54, of Kandiyohi, was southbound on Highway 23. At 140th Avenue SE, east of Clara City, the semi left the roadway and ended up in a field in Lone Tree Township.

Bloomquist was transported to Rice Memorial Hospital, in Willmar, with non-life threatening injuries. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office, Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office, and Clara City Fire Department assisted at the scene.

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