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Semi strikes car on Highway 71

A semi-trailer attempted to pass two vehicles on U.S. Highway 71 Wednesday afternoon and struck a vehicle that was turning left.

No one was injured.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol out of Thief River Falls:

A 1995 Buick LeSabre driven by 17-year-old Alayna L. Nestberg of Hines was southbound on Highway 71 preparing to make a left turn onto Spruce Wood Lane Northeast.

Behind that vehicle was another, unidentified vehicle.

Behind that vehicle was a 2006 Freightliner semi truck, driven by 22-year-old Joshua T. Fadness of Bemidji.

The semi attempted to pass both vehicles in front of it and struck the LeSabre as it turned left.

The accident was reported at 4:41 p.m.

Both drivers were wearing their seat belts. Neither was injured.

The semi sustained minor damage while the LeSabre sustained moderate damage.