One injured in car-semi crash on Highway 12

DELANO, MN – A 22-year-old Willmar man was injured after the vehicle he was driving collided with a semi truck on Highway 12 in Delano Friday.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 2017 Ford Fusion driven by Ahmed Ali Abdi was westbound on Highway 12 between West River Road and Bridge Avenue when it lost control, crossed the center line, and hit an eastbound 2005 Freightliner semi driven by Abdulkhafar Jeilani Abukar, 51, of St. Louis Park.

Abdi suffered non-critical injuries and was transported to Buffalo Hospital by Ridgeview Ambulance.

Abukar was not injured.

Roads were snowy and icy at the time of the crash, according to the State Patrol.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.

Delano Fire and the Wright County Sheriff’s Office assisted the State Patrol and Ridgeview Ambulance at the scene.

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