Truck Loaded with 17,100 Baby Turkeys Involved in 2-Vehicle Crash

Truck Loaded with 17,100 Baby Turkeys Involved in 2-Vehicle Crash Photo: KSTP

July 14, 2018 06:28 PM

A two-vehicle crash involving injuries happened Saturday morning southwest of Sauk Centre. 

According to the Stearns County Sheriff's Office, the crash occurred at 6:48 a.m. on County Road 26 and County Road 192 in Raymond Township. 


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Upon arrival, deputies found a 2000 conventional truck crash in the ditch on County Road 26 near the intersection of County Road 192. The driver was identified as William Joseph Taylor Anderson, 25, of Vining, Minnesota. 

A second vehicle was found on County Road 26 across the southbound lane. That vehicle, a 2007 Toyota van, was driven by 42-year-old Lisa Ann Lenarz, of Elrosa, Minnesota. 

According to the release, Anderson was driving his truck southbound on County Road 26 and did not stop for the posted stop sign. The truck then hit the van and rolled over in the west ditch of County Road 26. The truck was loaded with 17,100 baby turkeys in crates. 

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Anderson and Lenarz both suffered non-life threatening injuries during the crash. Both were transported to the Sauk Centre Hospital for further treatment by Sauk Centre Ambulance.


Tommy Wiita

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