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Alexandria man critically injured in six-car crash Sunday on Interstate 94

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Alexandria, 56308

Alexandria Minnesota 225 7th Ave E
P.O. Box 549
56308

A six-vehicle crash Sunday night on Interstate 94 near mile marker 143 in Stearns County sent an Alexandria man to the St. Cloud Hospital.

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Thomas Hoffman, 56, of Alexandria, was listed in critical condition as of Tuesday morning.

The crash happened about 40 miles southeast of Alexandria near Freeport shortly before 7 p.m. December 7.

According to the State Patrol, a vehicle pulling a trailer with reindeer inside went off the road and the deer reportedly escaped. One of the deer got hit, which caused a chain reaction of crashes.

Hoffman reportedly got out of his vehicle and was trying to help with the reindeer when a vehicle struck him, according to the State Patrol.

The other drivers involved in the crash included Heidi Roering, 27, of St. Joseph; Scott Merrick, 36, of Dundee, New York; Shanna Wherry, 22, of Buffalo (she was treated and released); Donald Klatt, 45, of Holloway; and Genna Ironi, 20, of Sauk Centre.

No other injuries were reported.

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