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Battle Lake man injured in one-vehicle crash near Evansville

A 2021 Ram pickup left Highway 78 in Lund Township and ended up in the ditch at about 3 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 10.

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EVANSVILLE – A Battle Lake man was injured in one-vehicle crash on Highway 78 north of Evansville on Monday, Jan. 10

Roger Eugene Barth, 58, was driving a 2021 Ram pickup north on Highway 78, near mile marker 8 in Lund Township, when it left the roadway and entered the ditch at about 3 p.m., according to the State Patrol.

Barth was transported by ground ambulance from the scene with believed non-life-threatening injuries to the Fergus Falls Hospital, according to the State Patrol.

Barth was wearing a seat belt, according to the crash report.

Responding units included the State Patrol, Douglas and Grant County Sheriff's Offices, Evansville Fire Department and Ashby Ambulance.

Al Edenloff is the editor of the twice-weekly Echo Press. He started his journalism career when he was in 10th grade, writing football and basketball stories for the Parkers Prairie Independent.
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