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1 injured after crashing into ditch north of Blooming Prairie

One person was transferred to Austin ER with non-life threatening injuries.

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Blooming Prairie — One person suffered non-life threatening injuries after driving into a ditch and striking a tree just north of Blooming Prairie at 6:20 a.m. Thursday, November 24, 2022.

A 2016 Ford Focus was traveling south toward Blooming Prairie on U.S. Highway 218 near 123rd Street when the car went into the ditch, according to the Minnesota State Patrol report.

The driver, 53-year-old Brandon Wagner of Blooming Prairie, was transferred to an Austin hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Blooming Prairie Police and Steele County Sheriffs Office also responded to the crash.

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