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The Pontiac Bonneville, driven by 22-year-old Benjamin Ruther of Perham, at the scene of the crash on Monday. Connie Vandermay/FOCUS

One person injured in accident near Perham stockyards

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One person suffered non-life threatening injuries at about 3:30 p.m. Monday when two vehicles sideswiped each other on County Highway 80 in front of the Perham Stockyards.

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Leland Ronald Wiire, 59, of New York Mills, was transported to Perham Health after receiving minor injuries, according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office. He was traveling in a southeasterly direction when the accident took place. Wiire was driving a 2001 Chevrolet Impala.

The other driver, not injured in the accident, was 22-year-old Benjamin Anthony Ruther of Perham. He was traveling in a northwesterly direction at the time of the accident. Ruther, who drove a 2005 Pontiac Bonneville, was cited for no insurance on a motor vehicle.

Assisting at the scene of the accident were the Perham Police Department, fire and ambulance services, Otter Tail County Sheriff's Department and Minnesota State Patrol.

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