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Semi and Mini Van Collide

Thu 11-3-2016 []

(Emmetsburg)-- No serious injuries were reported in a collision Tuesday involving a semi and a mini van in Palo Alto county.

The Sheriff's Office says it happened around 4:30 pm at the intersection of Highways 15 and 18.

Authorities say 24-year-old Jared Eilertson of Kiester, Minnesota was driving a 2010 Kenworth semi westbound on Highway 18 and was attempting to turn south onto Highway 15 when a 2003 Ford Windstar driven by 53-year-old Rebecca Origer of Estherville lost control while traveling westbound, passing another vehicle behind the semi. Deputies say the minivan then struck the driver's side of the semi.

Both drivers were checked on the scene by paramedics.

The minivan sustained an estimated $8,000 in damage while damage to the semi was put at $10,000.

Origer was cited for passing at an intersection.