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No one injured in two-car crash on Highway 51Submitted: 08/16/2013
Story By Lex Gray


MINOCQUA - Traffic slowed down on Highway 51 and Blue Lake Road because of a two-car crash.

It happened at 2:30 this afternoon. The driver of a tan car was turning left off Blue Lake Road.

He didn't see an oncoming car because a boat and trailer were turning off Highway 51 in front of him.

He turned onto Highway 51, and hit a black car heading south. There were three people in the black car, and only the driver in the tan car. No one was hurt.

Everything was cleaned up and traffic was moving normally in about half an hour.



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