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Four vehicles involved in a crash on Highway 71

On June 1, at approximately 11:40 a.m., the Minnesota State Patrol responded to and investigated a multi-vehicle crash. Three vehicles were southbound on Highway 71: a 1997 Chevrolet pickup, driven by Brian Crider, 59, of Clarissa; followed by a 2019 Indian Chieftain motorcycle, driven by Trent Fore, 33, of Hewitt; followed by a 1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, driven by a 16-year-old female from Eagle Bend. A 1999 Chevrolet Silverado pickup, driven by a 16-year-old male from Sebeka, pulled out in front of the three vehicles after making a left turn from westbound County Road 100 onto southbound Highway 71. As Crider and Fore attempted to avoid the hazard, the 16-year-old female rear-ended the motorcycle, ejecting Fore. Fore was transported by ambulance for injuries sustained in the accident. The 16-year-old driver of the Chevrolet Silverado was cited for “failure to yield right of way (making a left turn)”. The 16-year-old driver of the Chevrolet Monte Carlo was cited for “duty to drive with due care”.

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