(KMHL – Marshall) — At 9:59 Thursday morning, a 2015 Peterbuilt Tractor Truck, being driven by 60-year-old Paul Bonnema of Anacortes, Washington, was traveling westbound on Highway 40 when it collided with the rear end of a 1997 Chevy GMT 400. The driver of the Chevy, 50-year-old Brian Ilgen of Willmar, was attempting to turn south on County Road 2 from Highway 40. Brian Ilgen received life-threatening injuries and was transported to the St. Cloud Hospital. The driver of the Peterbuilt, Paul Bonnema, was not injured.

Assistance was provided by Kerkhoven EMS and Fire, Willmar EMS, Life Link, and Willmar DOT.