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Pedestrian seriously hurt when struck by truck near Crookston

A Lake Bronson, Minn., woman was seriously injured early Sunday morning when she was struck by a truck on a highway near Crookston. Amber Shablow, 25, was walking southbound on U.S. Highway 75 north of Crookston at about 1:25 a.m. Sunday when she...

A Lake Bronson, Minn., woman was seriously injured early Sunday morning when she was struck by a truck on a highway near Crookston.

Amber Shablow, 25, was walking southbound on U.S. Highway 75 north of Crookston at about 1:25 a.m. Sunday when she tried to flag down a semi when she was struck by the truck, a 2014 Freightliner, according to a report from Minnesota State Patrol.

The pedestrian, who was struck by the front fender and mirror of the truck, was thrown into the northbound lanes, police said.

The victim was transported to Riverview Hospital in Crookston and then flown by helicopter to Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.

The truck driver, Robert Folstrom, 61, Gonvick, Minn., was not injured.

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The State Patrol was assisted at the scene by Crookston Police Department and Polk County Sheriff’s Department.

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