Details of car accident involving Karl-Anthony Towns emerge

It happened Thursday on I-35W.
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Details about the crash Timberwolves All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns was involved in on Thursday have emerged. 

According to reports from the Star Tribune and KSTP, Towns was a passenger in a vehicle that was rear-ended by a semi around 1:30 p.m. on southbound Interstate 35W near 38th Street. 

The driver of the vehicle, 29-year-old Kurt Joseph, an assistant strength coach with the Wolves, was slowing for traffic when the big rig hit their vehicle from behind. 

The reports say Towns declined medical treatment at the scene after complaining of a minor injury. 

Towns later took a commercial flight to New York but did not play in Minnesota's Friday night win over the Knicks. He's since been placed in the NBA's concussion protocol and his status is "day-to-day," according to head coach Ryan Saunders. 

It was the first time he's missed a game in his four-year career, ending his streak of playing in 303 consecutive games. 

Minnesota plays at Milwaukee on Saturday night and Towns was held out as he is still in concussion protocol.

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