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Beet truck accident injures N.D. man

HENDRUM, Minn. -- An Erie, N.D., man escaped serious injury Monday morning when he fell asleep at the wheel of a sugar beet truck and the vehicle left the road north of Hendrum, the Minnesota State Patrol said.

HENDRUM, Minn. -- An Erie, N.D., man escaped serious injury Monday morning when he fell asleep at the wheel of a sugar beet truck and the vehicle left the road north of Hendrum, the Minnesota State Patrol said.

The crash happened about 5:55 a.m. on Highway 200 just east of Highway 75, the State Patrol report said.

Matthew Ryan Albert, 22, was driving west on Highway 200 with a load of beets when he fell asleep and the truck went into the ditch, the report said.

Albert was pinned in the vehicle for a while, but was freed without serious injury, according to the report.

He was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, the report said.

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