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Woman hospitalized after wild turkey hits car in Freeborn Co.

A woman suffered injuries to her face after a wild turkey hit her car traveling south on I-35 in Freeborn County. The Pioneer Press reports 66-year-old Mary Haukoos of Bricelyn was transported to an Albert Lea hospital with non-life threatening injuries Monday night.
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A woman suffered injuries to her face after a wild turkey hit her car traveling south on I-35 in Freeborn County.

The Pioneer Press reports 66-year-old Mary Haukoos of Bricelyn was transported to an Albert Lea hospital with non-life threatening injuries Monday night.

Her 2003 Honda Civic suffered minor damage.

Jospeh Lindberg tweeted in reference to the article: "Physics lesson: What will happen if your compact car traveling 75 MPH strikes a 25 lb turkey? This."

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