Otter Tail sheriff's news: Driver injured when vehicle hits deer

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Sheriff deputies reported that a driver was injured in a traffic accident north of Henning at 6:25 a.m. on Aug. 31.

The accident took place when the vehicle struck a deer near the intersection of Highway 67 and 270 th Street.

The airbag deployed but the driver sustained a bruise on the lower right leg. The vehicle, which was towed, had substantial front end damage.

Motorcycle driver injured

The driver of a motorcycle was injured in an accident at 5:41 p.m. Aug. 29 near the intersection of Pierce Lane and 410th Street, just north of Maplewood State Park and near Lake Lida.

Sheriff deputies said the driver sustained head injuries but they were non-life threatening. The driver, a female, had not been wearing a helmet. She was taken to the hospital in Detroit Lakes.


Other cycle riders were with her at the time of the accident.

Deputies assist with watercraft inspections

Watercraft inspectors are hired annually by the Otter Tail County Aquatic Invasive Species Task Force. They work closely with County AIS Task Force Specialist Spencer McGrew.

Assisting watercraft inspectors the weekend of Aug. 29 were county sheriff deputies.

There are 134 public accesses in Otter Tail County. It’s at many of those locations where boat inspections take place each summer and early fall.

Since 2012 the county’s AIS Task Force has taken a proactive approach stopping the spread of invasive species such as zebra mussels throughout Otter Tail County.

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