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Canadian couple hurt in Otter Tail County crash

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local Perham, 56573

Perham Minnesota 222 2nd Avenue SE 56573

PERHAM, Minn. - A married couple from Canada were injured in a broadside-type accident today between Perham and New York Mills in Otter Tail County, the Minnesota State Patrol reported.

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Inge Pechous and her husband, Zdenek Pechous, both 70 and from Elliot Lake, Ontario, were taken to the Perham hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

According to a news release from the patrol, Inge Pechous was driving a 1998 Ford van eastbound on U.S. Highway 10 at about 10:31 a.m. when it broadsided a 1997 Ford pickup going south on County Road 53. The van entered the ditch and overturned.

The pickup's driver, 23-year-old Eric Weller of Perham, wasn't hurt.

The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office and police from Perham and New York Mills also responded to the crash.

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