The Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a personal injury accident Monday morning involving a semi-truck and ATV on County Road 14 just south of the 240th Ave intersection, in Florida Township of Yellow Medicine County. The ATV operator, 78-year-old Paul Fokken, went out into the lane of traffic crossing the roadway after getting his mail as the semi operator, 57-year-old Myron Ruesch was traveling north on County Road 14. The semi operator attempted to stop as the ATV hit the passenger side of the semi.
Fokken was taken to the Sanford Canby Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Ruesch was not injured. The ATV received major damage and the semi only minor damage.
Also responding to the scene were the Canby Police and Fire Departments, and Canby Sanford Ambulance. The crash is under investigation by the Yellow Medicine Sheriff’s Office.