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Semi rolls on Highway 52, forces early-morning lane closures

The northbound lanes of Highway 52 near Highway 55 were closed for more than five hours early Friday morning as the Minnesota State Patrol investigated an accident involving a semi.

The semi's cab caught on fire after the crash, and the flames spread to the trailer. 

According to the State patrol, the semi rolled around 1:23 a.m. Aug. 2. The highway was closed until 7 a.m. 

There were two people in the semi at the time of the crash. One, 39-year-old Ron Blaylock of Missouri, was brought to Regions Hospital. The other, 40-year-old Dan Georgevich of Festus, Mo., did not suffer any apparent injuries according to the state patrol. It was not clear who was driving the truck.

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