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Crash injures Adams, N.D., man

An Adams, N.D., man was to taken to the Altru Emergency Room on Thursday afternoon after a truck-trailer collision on Highway 2 near Mapes, N.D., in Nelson County, the according to the Highway Patrol.

An Adams, N.D., man was to taken to the Altru Emergency Room on Thursday afternoon after a truck-trailer collision on Highway 2 near Mapes, N.D., in Nelson County, the according to the Highway Patrol.

Orlan Troftgruben, 70, was in the rear pickup of a pair of Department of Transportation vehicles working in the eastbound lane. The pickup was towing a trailer with a directional arrow directing traffic to move to the left lane.

The trailer and pickup were struck from the rear by a truck driven by Steven Berry, 38, of Grand Forks. The collision pushed the trailer off the pickup and into the south ditch while pulling the pickup into the median.

Troftgruben was transported to Altru by Michigan Ambulance. Altru's nursing supervisor could not confirm if Troftgruben was transferred to another hospital or treated and released.

The Michigan Fire Department and Nelson County Sheriff's Office also responded.

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The patrol said the trailer was totaled and the DOT pickup severely damaged. Berry's truck had damage to the front right end.

Related Topics: NELSON COUNTY
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