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PR man seriously hurt in crash

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A Park Rapids man was seriously injured in a crash on Highway 87 in Becker County on June 29.

According to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol, Aloyus Anfinson, age 79, swerved to avoid another vehicle as it attempted to make a U-turn, but was struck by the other vehicle, entered the ditch and hit a building.

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The driver of the other vehicle, 40-year-old Lori Hanson of Park Rapids, was not injured. The three other occupants in her vehicle were also unharmed.

The accident occurred at about 8:30 p.m., west of County Road 41.

Anfinson was transported to a hospital in Minneapolis. His condition was unknown at press time.

The Becker County Sheriff’s Office assisted the State Patrol at the scene.

The matter is still under investigation.

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Marie Johnson
Marie Johnson (formerly Nitke) came to the Perham Focus after several years as the Education and Arts & Entertainment Editor at the Herald-Review of Grand Rapids, Minn. She lives in rural Ottertail with her husband, Dan, and their spunky yellow lab, Louisa.
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