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Van driver hospitalized after crash with semi near Hanska

(New Ulm, MN) – A woman was injured Monday morning in a crash with a semi about a half mile north Hanska.

Twenty-seven-year-old Paula Jean Braaten of Butterfield was northbound on County Road 13 around 8:00 a.m. when the Chrysler van she was driving crossed the center line and struck a southbound Freightliner semi.  The semi was driven by Mitchell George McGee, 26, of Shell Rock, Iowa.

Braaten was transported to New Ulm Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.  McGee was treated at the scene.  The Brown County Sheriff’s office says the Chrysler was totaled, while the semi received extensive damage.

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