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Forum staff reports , Published August 19 2013

Hawley youth injured in crash

HAWLEY, Minn. – A 16-year-old from Hawley was seriously injured Monday morning after he fell asleep behind the wheel of a pickup and the vehicle left the road, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

A State Patrol report on the incident stated the crash happened about 6:48 a.m.

Jordan J. Bortnem was driving westbound on Highway 10 in Hawley when he fell asleep, crossed the eastbound lanes of the highway and went off the road before striking two trees, the State Patrol said.

Bortnem was alone in the vehicle, according to the report.