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Welch recovering after Aug. 14 crash


September 6, 2021

Jacob Welch of New Rockford suffered a number of injuries, including a broken back, and spent two weeks in the hospital. He's shown here seeing his mangled pickup for the first time since the crash.

On Saturday, Aug. 14, Officer Jesse Anderson arrived on the scene of a vicious roll-over accident on 22nd Street NE, approximately three miles northwest of New Rockford, where he discovered 20-year-old Jake Welch lying in the cattails, more than 75 feet from his now totaled vehicle.

After suffering serious injuries and complaining of back pain, Welch was airlifted to Altru Hospital in Grand For...

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