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DL girl sustains minor injuries in collision with semi Monday evening

Firefighters work to clear the roadway after a collision occurred on the intersection of Highway 34 and Roosevelt Avenue in Detroit Lakes. Submitted Photo

A Detroit Lakes girl sustained minor injuries after hitting a semi head-on at the intersection of Highway 34 and Roosevelt Avenue Monday evening.

According to reports, the girl, Emily Lynne Larson, 16, was westbound on Highway 34, attempting to make a left-hand turn onto Roosevelt Avenue when she collided with the semi, driven by Gerald Joseph Geris, 76, of Nelson, Minn.

Larson was approaching the intersection and saw a flashing yellow left-turn arrow that she reported turned solid yellow, causing her to hurry through the intersection. At the time, the sun was going down in the west, impairing Larson’s vision, causing her to not see the approaching westbound semi. The semi did not have time to break, and the vehicle’s collided.

According to reports, both drivers were wearing seatbelts, and the roads were clear and dry.