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Alexandria, MN (KROC AM News)  - It was a very close call for two men who stopped to change a tire Monday in northwest Minnesota.

They were hit by a semi-truck.

The Minnesota State Patrol says the accident happened around 2:30 pm on westbound I-94 near Alexandria.


According to the State Patrol accident report, the two were in a pickup truck that stopped on the shoulder to change a tire on the trailer they were pulling. The accident report says the two men “were attempting to change a driver’s side tire on the trailer when they were struck by a Peterbilt semi.”

Both men were taken to a hospital in Fergus Falls to be treated for injuries described as non-life-threatening. They were identified as 23-year-old Jacob Carlson of Lindstrom and 23-year-old Alexander Sagendorf of Chisago City.

The driver of the truck was identified as 55-year-old Curtus Walling of Baraboo, Wisconsin.

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