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2 kids seriously hurt in suspected DWI crash in Coon Rapids

A woman in the same car was also seriously injured.

A Blaine man is being held on suspicion of drunk driving following a crash that left two young children fighting for their lives on Saturday.

The crash happened early in the afternoon in Coon Rapids near the intersection of Main St. NW and Shenandoah Blvd.

According to a release from the Anoka County sheriff, a Dodge Ram heading east on Main "was seen skidding sideways" when it hit and crossed the center median, crashing into a Toyota Camry head on. 

"Two other vehicles traveling westbound Main St. were also struck as a result of the initial impact," the release says. 

Three people were in the Toyota: a Lino Lakes man, a woman, a two-year-old boy and a four-year-old girl. 

While the man was treated for minor injuries and released, the other three have all been hospitalized with serious injuries. 

The boy, who required CPR at the scene, is said to be in critical condition, and the girl suffered "serious injuries." 

CPR was rendered by one of the other drivers involved in the accident, a 29-year-old man, until paramedics arrived.

Both kids are being treated at Children's Hospital, the release says.

The woman in the Camry is in serious but stable condition. 

The man behind the wheel of the Ram, an unidentified 59-year-old, is "being held on probable cause DUI and GM Criminal Vehicular Operation."

He was not injured.

The incident is now under investigation.  

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