An Elgin truck driver was sent to the hospital, after his rig crashed into a bridge.

The accident happened Tuesday (March 2) on County Road W-51, north of Bighorn Road, north of Wadena.

Responding deputies determined that 67 year old Randy Miller was driving the truck south, when he swerved to miss a deer in the road. The semi crashed into a guardrail and a bridge, coming to rest in a ditch.

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Miller was taken by private vehicle to an area hospital, treated and released. His 2016 Freightliner sustained $20,000 in damage.

The Wadena Fire Department assisted the Fayette County Sheriff at the scene. The accident is still under investigation.

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