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Man dies from injuries suffered in October crash with semi in west-central Minnesota

An Appleton, Minnesota, man who was injured Oct. 18 in a collision at the intersection of Minnesota Highway 4 and Minnesota Highway 19 in Fairfax succumbed to his injuries Nov. 4.

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FAIRFAX — An Appleton, Minnesota, man injured in a crash with a semi last month in southwest Minnesota died Friday at North Memorial Health Hospital in Robbinsdale.

Harry Edward McCroy, 70, died Nov. 4 of multiple blunt force injuries, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner.

Two people from Appleton, Minnesota, were injured after their vehicle and a semitractor collided at the intersection of Minnesota Highway 4 and Minnesota Highway 19 in Fairfax. The driver of the semi was uninjured, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

The crash was reported the morning of Oct. 18 at a highway intersection on the east edge of Fairfax.

McCroy was driving a small SUV southbound on Minnesota Highway 4, and a semitractor was westbound on state Highway 19 when the two vehicles collided, according to the Minnesota State Patrol crash report.

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A licensed peace officer determined Mower County Sheriff Steve Sandvik was intoxicated, according to the Mower County Administrator. A complaint into his behavior was found to be unsubstantiated.

Georgia Lee McCroy, 65, also of Appleton, a passenger in the SUV, suffered what were described at the time as non-life-threatening injuries, and she was treated in Redwood Falls.

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Semi driver Frank Mark Yost, 48, of Lafayette, was not injured.

All parties involved were wearing their seat belts, and alcohol was not a factor, according to the State Patrol report.

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