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SEMI CRASHES INTO MERRILL CAR LOT

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A semi truck and trailer crashed into the Liberty Used Auto Sales lot in Merrill over the weekend. Merrill Police say the semi truck was traveling southbound on U-S Highway 75 and missed the curve coming into Merrill at 2:20 Saturday morning.
Officers believe the truck driver may have fallen asleep. Tracks
show the truck left the roadway, entered the used auto lot and struck several
vehicles. A total of 16 automobiles in the lot were damaged, with many listed as being
totaled. In addition to the cars, the sales office building also sustained damage from cars being pushed into the building.
Police do not have an estimate of the total damage. The driver of the truck did
not sustain any injuries. Police did not identify the truck driver, but say he is from Minnesota.

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