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Man hurt after flipping his pickup on Highway 78

A driver was injured on Halloween day after flipping his pickup truck on Highway 78 south of Battle Lake. According to a report by the Minnesota State Patrol, Benjamin Henry Erholtz, age 44, of Morris, Minn., was traveling northbound down the hig...

A driver was injured on Halloween day after flipping his pickup truck on Highway 78 south of Battle Lake.

According to a report by the Minnesota State Patrol, Benjamin Henry Erholtz, age 44, of Morris, Minn., was traveling northbound down the highway when his Ford F150 hit an approach on the east shoulder and went airborne. The truck landed front end first, causing it to roll end-over-end before coming to a rest on the driver’s side.

The report states that alcohol was a factor in the crash. Erholtz sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was treated at a hospital in Fargo, N.D. He was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the incident.

The accident occurred at 2:44 p.m. on Oct. 31. Road conditions at the time were reported as dry. Emergency responders from Otter Tail County assisted the state patrol at the scene.

A writer, editor and mom of four (two kids, two dogs), Marie's been in the newspaper business for over 20 years. She started at the Detroit Lakes Tribune in 2017 after working just down the road at the Perham Focus for several years. Before that, she was at the Herald-Review in Grand Rapids, Minn.
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