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Perham man crashes after falling asleep behind the wheel

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A Perham man was injured in a one vehicle crash after falling asleep at the wheel Friday afternoon in Becker County's Evergreen Township.

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John H. Peterson, 74, of Perham suffered minor injuries in the crash, according to the State Patrol.

He was driving a 2002 Ford Ranger westbound on Highway 87 (near County Road 41 at Evergreen) when the truck crossed the eastbound lane and entered the ditch, then struck a field approach and vaulted.

Peterson admitted falling asleep, according to the State Patrol.

The accident occurred about 4:30 p.m. Friday on dry two-lane blacktop. The Becker County Sheriff's Department assisted at the scene.

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