Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office received a call close to noon Tuesday of a personal injury accident at the intersection of Highway 59 and 170th Avenue in Yellow Medicine County. When Deputies arrived, they learned that a semi-tractor trailer driven by Steve Christenson of Bird Island had rear ended a farm tractor driven by Jonah Dovre of Porter, who was pulling a sprayer as it was making a left hand turn off of Highway 59.

Christenson was extricated from the semi and transported by North Air Care Helicopter to North Memorial, with unknown injuries at this time. Passenger Darlene Christenson was taken by Cottonwood Ambulance to the Marshall Hospital. Tractor driver Dovre had no sign of injury.  Also dispatched to the accident was the Cottonwood Fire Department, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office and the Yellow Medicine Sheriff’s Office, which is investigating the accident.


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