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Forum staff reports, Published October 30 2011

Hillsboro man dies from injuries in Oct. 18 crash with beet topper

HALSTAD, Minn – A Hillsboro, N.D., man has died as a result of a head-on collision in Norman County.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Donald R. Thorson, 76, was traveling westbound on a Highway 200 bridge west of Halstad on Oct. 18 when he struck the front corner of a beet topper being driven eastbound by Jesus B. Sanchez, 43.

Thorson died on Saturday morning as a result of injuries received in the accident. The condition of the passenger in the car, Lois J. Thorson, 75, is not known at this time. Sanchez was not injured in the crash.