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New York Mills woman killed in collision with potato truck

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NEW YORK MILLS -- A New York Mills area woman was killed Saturday when her car collided with a truck hauling potatoes.

The name of the victim has not been released by the Minnesota State Patrol.


The accident occurred at about noon on Highway 106, two miles south of Highway 10, southeast of New York Mills.

The passenger car, driven by the victim, was east bound on County Road 142. According to the Minnesota State Patrol report, the car failed to yield and was broadsided by the potato truck.

The victim was ejected from the car, according to the report, and she was pronounced dead at the scene.

The truck was driven by a Dent-area resident, but his name was not released. He was trapped in the truck, and was extricated by emergency crews, which included State Troopers, Wadena ambulance and New York Mills firefighters.

Potatoes were scattered throughout the road, and MnDOT was called to clean up the highway.