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Emergency crews respond to a semitrailer rollover on a northbound Highway 61 entrance ramp in Newport Monday evening. Photo courtesy of Cottage Grove Public Safety
Emergency crews respond to a semitrailer rollover on a northbound Highway 61 entrance ramp in Newport Monday evening. Photo courtesy of Cottage Grove Public Safety

Semitrailer rolls at Hwy. 61, 494 interchange in Newport

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Cottage Grove Minnesota 7584 80th Street South 55016

A semitrailer hauling helium rolled on a Highway 61 entrance ramp Monday evening.

Cottage Grove authorities reported that the truck that rolled on the ramp from eastbound Interstate 494 to northbound Highway 61 was carrying helium.

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Newport emergency responders spent 30 minutes removing the truck driver. A Cottage Grove ambulance transported the driver to an area hospital, authorities reported on Facebook.

The crash happened before 6:30 p.m. Emergency crews and towing equipment was still on scene more than 90 minutes later. 

Further information was not immediately available.

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