Driver reaching for phone hits tree near Wadena

Driver reaching for phone hits tree near Wadena Click to Enlarge

Wadena, MN (KFGO) - A 34-year-old Williston, North Dakota man was injured in a crash in Otter Tail County, Minnesota Sunday afternoon.

The state patrol says around 2:45 p.m., a pickup was south on Highway 29 when the driver reached for their cell phone on the floor of the vehicle. The pickup then crossed over the northbound lane, went into the ditch where it hit an approach and was launched into the air. The pickup finally came to rest after hitting a tree.

The driver, Jonathan Haase, was taken to the hospital in Wadena with non-life threatening injuries.

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