WILLMAR -- A semi driver is hurt after being involved in a crash on the Highway 71 on-ramp in Willmar Monday afternoon.

The Minnesota State Patrol says the incident happened around 1:30 p.m. on 1st Street South to the Highway 71 on-ramp.

A semi driven by 53-year-old Richard Johnson of Alexandria was on Highway 71, when he went off the road, struck a sign and light pole, then crossed Highway 23, coming to a stop in the median blocking northbound Highway 23.

Johnson was taken to North Memorial Hospital, with non-life threatening injuries.

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