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Truck hauling Bobcat rolls north of Park Rapids

PARK RAPIDS -- The driver of a truck hauling a Bobcat escaped injury Saturday north of Park Rapids when he lost control of the swaying trailer and rolled in a ditch on U.S. Highway 71.

The accident occurred just after 3 p.m., the Minnesota State Patrol said. The driver, Eldon John Hanfelt, was not injured. The truck and Bobcat belong to Park Rapids Building Supply.

The Patrol said the trailer began swaying and Hanfelt lost control trying to correct it. The truck went into a ditch and rolled, the Patrol said.