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Boy, 11, fights for his life after head-on semi-trailer crash

Nate Shumaker was critically injured in the head-on collision.

An 11-year-old boy suffered life-threatening injuries in the Wednesday crash near Paynesville.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Nathaniel (Nate) Shumaker, of New London, was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center with critical injuries following the collision on Highway 23.

The 16-year-old boy who was driving, who has not been identified but is thought to be related to the 11 year old, is also in a critical condition, according to a GoFundMe page set up for the family.

Shumaker's mother, Heather, 50, was a passenger in the vehicle and sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Ben Shumaker, 15, was also injured but not seriously.

It comes after a Chrysler Town and Country crossed the center line and hit a Freightliner semi-trailer head-on.


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The GoFundMe fundraiser for the family reveals that Nate Shumaker and the 16-year-old driver underwent surgery on Wednesday.

It's raised $1,270 as of Wednesday morning, with the post saying: "These funds will help the family in what they need in this time. Prayers are still needed for this family."

The driver of the semi, a 61-year-old man from Richmond, had non-life-threatening injuries

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