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Published April 29 2012

Driver pinned when truck overturns near Minnewaukan

MINNEWAUKAN, N.D. – A 53-year-old Dickinson woman was injured when her truck overturned near here Sunday afternoon.

Katie Splichal was west-bound on North Dakota Highway 19 six miles west of Minnewaukan when strong winds started to push her truck into the ditch.

Splichal swerved sharply to the left and over-corrected, tipping her truck onto its right side, according to Sgt. Joe Knowski of the North Da-kota Highway Patrol.

The truck then slid down the road, coming to rest on the highway shoulder. Splichal was partly ejected from the passenger window and was pinned under the truck.

She was taken by Leeds Ambulance Service to Mercy Hospital in Devils Lake with non-life-threatening injuries, Knowski said in his report.