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One person injured in accident near Perham stockyards

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 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.

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.