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Teen escapes injury after landing pickup in pond

A 16-year-old juvenile from Dent, driving on Highway 122 east of German Lake Road near Underwood, lost control of his vehicle at 5:43 p.m. on Sept. 6.

The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office reports that the driver swerved to avoid an animal crossing the road, then drove onto the right shoulder of the roadway, entered the south ditch and landed the vehicle in a pond adjacent to the road.

The driver escaped injury.

The vehicle stayed upright and came to rest in two to three feet of water. The pickup, a 1987 Ford F-150, sustained heavy water damage and was towed from the scene.