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Two Injured After Car Strikes Bear

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Two people suffered non-life-threatening injuries after hitting a bear in Crow Wing County Friday evening.

According to the Crow Wing Sheriff’s report, the 19-year-old driver, Tyler Peterson, was driving a Hyundai Santa Fe traveling northbound on Highway 25 near Ox Cart Trail.

The car hit a bear on the highway and went off the road from the collision striking a tree and then overturning.

Both Peterson and his passenger, 20-year-old Cynthia Thompson, sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to the Essentia Health Care facility in Brainerd.

The sheriff’s report confirmed road conditions were wet during the time of the accident.

Source: CBS Minnesota

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