ELK RIVER -- An Elk River man was hurt in a rear-end crash Thursday afternoon.

The Minnesota State Patrol says two pickups were northbound on Highway 169 in Elk River around 1:15 p.m. when the crash happened.

The patrol says the crash happened as traffic was slowing at the intersection of 189th Avenue Northwest.

A Ram pickup, driven by 20-year-old Clayton Nelson of Zimmerman, rear-ended a Chevy pickup driven by 65-year-old Paul Stenzel of Elk River.

Stenzel was brought to the hospital in Maple Grove for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Nelson was not hurt.

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