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Driver in wrong lane injured in rollover

A 21-year-old Fargo man was injured in a one-vehicle crash south of Alexandria Wednesday, Sept. 12.

Elmi Abdikadir Elmi was driving a 2005 Jeep Wrangler north in the southbound lane of Highway 114 south of County Road 4 in Holmes City Township at about 1:30 p.m., according to the State Patrol.

Southbound traffic swerved to avoid a collision and Elmi swerved to the left and ran off the road into the north ditch, striking a field approach.

Elmi, who was wearing a seat belt, was taken to Alomere Health with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the State Patrol.

Other agencies responding included the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, North Ambulance and Holmes City First Responders.

Al Edenloff

Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  

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