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3 from Minnesota family badly injured in 'horrible' crash in Montana

Montana police say their vehicle blew a tire and flipped multiple times.

Three members of a Minnesota family suffered critical injuries when their vehicle blew a tire and flipped multiple times while traveling through Montana on Monday.

The trio was on their way to help a relative in need when they were involved in a "horrible car accident," Julia Mancha wrote on a GoFundMe page she started for family

The Pioneer Press talked to Mancha, who identified the three in the vehicle: her mother, Joanna Mancha, 59, of St. Paul; her grandmother, Margie Johns, 84, of St. Paul; and her uncle, Ken Gunter, 62, of Roseville. 

Joanne Mancha was thrown from the vehicle and suffered a broken ankle, two broken knees and a laceration to her head. 

Johns is in an induced coma after suffering internal injuries in addition to a fractured neck, broken arm and broken ribs. 

Gunter suffered a fractured neck, multiple spinal fractures and is on a ventilator because his fractured chest punctured a lung. 

"These 3 are the most loving and caring people I know!" Mancha wrote on the fundraiser page. "They were on their way to help another when this horrible accident happened and now they need our help.

"They have a long road of recovery ahead of them. Any donation will help with transportation fees for them to get back to Minnesota and medical expenses."

The fundraiser, as of Saturday afternoon, has raised just over $1,600 with a goal of reaching $10,000. 

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