Tricounty News

Pickup/truck accident in St. Joseph Twp.

At 8:29 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, a green 1996 Chevrolet pickup driven by Derek Michael Gustafson, 29, of Buffalo was eastbound on CR 75 in the right lane, when he rear-ended a Stearns County highway truck that was parked in the right lane. The county truck was driven by David Marvin Simon, 35, of St. Cloud. Simon had minor injuries and went to the hospital on his own.

The county truck was blocking off the right lane because of some work in the ditch just east of that location. The truck had a large flashing arrow that was directing traffic to the left. On the county truck there was an impact absorbing attachment that took the brunt of the damage. The driver of the pickup said he could not see the county truck because of the sun rising directly in front of him. The accident is currently under investigation.