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Pedestrian seriously hurt when hit by truck near Barnesville

Man taken by ambulance to Fargo hospital.

BARNESVILLE, Minn. — A 29-year-old Stacy, Minnesota, man is facing life-threatening injuries after he was hit while walking westbound on Minnesota Highway 34 about 10 miles east of Barnesville on Tuesday, Dec. 7, about 5:30 p.m.

Eli Thomas Hutchinson was flown by Life Flight air ambulance to a Fargo hospital, according to the Minnesota State Patrol, which investigated the crash.

The man was hit by a 2021 Dodge Ram truck driven by James Bradley Plath, 68, of Barnesville, who was also heading westbound near the intersection with 285th Street in Clay County.

Plath was not injured.

Road conditions were reported as snow and ice covered.


The Pelican Rapids Fire Department was also on the scene, as well as Clay County Sheriff's Department and Barnesville Ambulance.

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