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Waubun man hurt in rollover on Highway 59

A Waubun man was injured in a one-vehicle rollover on Highway 59 near Waubun this afternoon.

Eugene John Prechel, 85, of Waubun was taken to the Mahnomen hospital with non life-threatening injuries, according to the State Patrol.

He was southbound on Highway 59 in a 2000 Chevy Blazer, which slid on ice sideways into the ditch, rolled, and came to a rest.

He was wearing a seatbelt and the airbag did not deploy.

The accident was reported at 3:13 p.m. Tuesday on snowy-icy roads two miles north of Waubun, in Lake Grove Township, Mahnomen County.

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