A bear cub in the road led to a head-on crash between pickup trucks in northeast Minnesota Saturday.
The Minnesota State Patrol reports the collision happened just after 1 p.m. in Floodwood Township, which is located in St. Louis County about 40 miles west of Duluth.
A 2018 Ford F-150 was traveling west on Hwy. 2 when a bear cub ran onto the road near Rogers Road, prompting the driver to swerve across the center line and collide with a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado.
There were three people from Rhinelander, Wisconsin, in the Silverado: a 45-year-old man, 46-year-old woman and a 9-year-old girl.
The man and woman were transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, and the child suffered minor injuries that did not require hospitalization.
No injuries were reported for the 30-year-old Esko man who swerved to avoid the bear.