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Accidents keep rescue personnel busy this past week

    On November 1, at 8:34 a.m, the TCSO received a call of a two vehicle property damage accident that occurred on US 71 at the intersection of Second Street Northwest in the city of Bertha. Kathryn VanDenheuvel, 23, of Bertha, was westbound on Second Street Northwest when she approached the intersection of US 71. VanDenheuvel slid through the intersection in her Dodge Durango SUV onto US 71 and struck a northbound flatbed semi truck pulling a trailer.

    The semi was driven by Brendon Hoover, 28, of rural Cushing. VanDenheuvel was not injured in the incident and her Durango received major damage to the front end. Brendon was not injured and his truck received minor damage to the passenger side.


On November 3, at 8:01 a.m., the TCSO received a call of a one vehicle rollover that occurred on 210th Street, east of 243rd Avenue in Long Prairie Township. Brianna Graves, 16, rural Long Prairie, was traveling westbound on 210th Street when she lost control of a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu. The car left the road and rolled. The driver and her passenger, Derek Dempsey, 16,  rural Long Prairie, were transported by the Long Prairie Ambulance to the hospital to get treated for their injuries. The car was a total loss. Long Prairie Ambulance, Long Prairie Fire and Rescue, and the Long Prairie Police Department assisted at the scene.


On November 2, at 4:22 p.m., the Todd County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one vehicle rollover on Ottertail Line Road near County Road 24. A GMC Sierra driven by Jasmine Pearl Danielle Stoecker, 18, was northbound on Ottertail Line Road when the vehicle left the roadway and rolled in the ditch. Stoecker and a passenger, Mya Lynn Sandoz, 19, were transported by ambulance from the scene. The Minnesota State Patrol, Bertha Ambulance, and Parkers Prairie Ambulance assisted on scene.

Above: According to the Eagle Bend Police Department, on November 1, at 7:59 a.m., a traffic accident with injuries occurred in front of the Bertha-Hewitt Public School. Hannah Lindquist was traveling north on Central Avenue when she struck an unoccupied parked car (owned by Eric Koep) in an attempt to avoid a collision with the vehicle in front of her driven by Tammy Anderson, which was making a left hand turn into a driveway. Lindquist struck both Anderson and Koep’s vehicles causing moderate damage to all three vehicles. Anderson’s minor passenger was transported to Tri-County Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The Bertha Ambulance and the Bertha Fire Department assisted at the accident.

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