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Perham Minnesota 222 2nd Avenue SE 56573

The cab of a front-end loader struck the underside of a railroad bridge at Highway 36 and Sybil Lake Road, near Vergas, at around 10 a.m. on Jan. 4.

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The cab was sheared off and came to rest on the roadway, the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office said. The loader was a total loss.

The driver, Chad Jeremy Canton, 39, of Vergas, escaped injury. He was, however, issued a citation for operating an over-height load without a permit.

The trailer and front-end loader were owned by the driver. The tractor doing the pulling was leased to the driver.

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