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At about 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 30, slippery conditions contributed to a two-car accident in Morris at the intersection of Seventh Street and Highway 28. (Brooke Kern/Sun Tribune)

Slippery roads contribute to afternoon accident

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MORRIS – Slippery conditions in Morris caused a two vehicle collision on Main Street on Monday afternoon, the Morris Police Department reported. 

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At about 2 p.m. on Monday, a 90-year-old man driving a 1992 tan Mercury and a 27-year-old man driving a 2000 Dodge van approached the intersection of Seventh Street and Atlantic Avenue (Highway 28) from opposite directions.

Both vehicles had a green light when the driver of the Mercury made a left turn on to Seventh Street in front of the Dodge van.

Due to slippery conditions, the van was unable to avoid the collision, Morris Police Chief Ross Tiegs said.

As a result of the collision, the Mercury struck a light pole and the Dodge van came to rest on the sidewalk.

The driver of the Mercury was transported by ambulance to Stevens Community Medical Center where he was treated and released. The driver of the van was not injured.

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Kim Ukura
Kim Ukura has served as the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune since August 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris in 2008 with degrees in English and journalism. She earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2010. Prior to returning to Morris to work at the Sun Tribune, she worked in trade publishing. 
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