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Car, pickup collide Wednesday morning on Highway 78

Traffic is routed around a two-vehicle crash site Wednesday morning four miles south of Perham on Highway 78. Brian Hansel/FOCUS

A two-vehicle accident occurred around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday morning when a Ford Mustang two-door rear-ended a Ford F-150 extended cab pickup four miles south of Perham on Highway 78.

The man operating the pickup and the woman operating the car were both out of their vehicles and appeared to be uninjured.

According to a witness at the scene, the northbound pickup was stopped on the busy highway behind a school bus picking up children when the driver of the car struck the pickup from behind. Both vehicles were heavily damaged and the highway was littered with debris. There was no school bus on the scene when emergency vehicles arrived.

Perham EMS, Perham Fire Department, Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office and Minnesota State Patrol personnel were on the scene.

More information about the accident is expected to be released later by the Minnesota State Patrol.