Patient In Medical Transport Van Dies After Crash

CLEARWATER, Minn. (AP) — A patient in a medical transport van has died after the van crashed with another vehicle.

The St. Cloud Times reports Sunday that Friday night’s crash sent several others to the hospital.

The crash happened Friday on Wright County Road 75 near Grover Avenue Northwest in Clearwater Township. Wright County Sheriff’s Sgt. Scott Halonen says a vehicle made a U-turn in front of the medical transport van, and the van struck that vehicle on the side.

The medical van was carrying a man in a wheelchair, who died.

The victim’s name was not released Sunday. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office is conducting an autopsy.

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  • JackieM

    So sad for his family.

  • Jeanette

    Such a tragic accident. Why would someone try to pull a u-turn in the middle of an open highway? :( Thoughts are with the family. I hope everyone else involved is okay.

  • kapulas

    Why do the wrong people always die in these types of accidents? What a needless tragedy.

  • Paul

    we need to make U-turns illegal plain and simple they are so dangerous !

    • Matt

      I have made many U-turns and never killed anyone. But with that said anything can kill anyone lets make everything we can think of illegal

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