Man injured in sugarbeet truck wreck

Published online: Oct 07, 2015 News
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HAWLEY, Minn.—A Hawley man was injured Friday morning when the sugarbeet truck he was driving left the highway and went airborne in Wilkin County.

Dustin B. Martin, 34, of Hawley suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the crash. He was taken to Sanford Hospital in Fargo. Alcohol was detected in his system, according to the State Patrol. He was wearing a seatbelt.

Martin was northbound on Highway 9 in a 1995 Kenworth construction truck filled with beets, when the truck left the roadway and hit a field approach, causing it to go airborne.

The truck was totaled.

The rollover accident was reported at 9:45 a.m. on dry two-lane pavement. The Wilkin County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene.