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3 injured in crash after truck swerves to avoid bear cub in northern Minnesota

The crash happened on Hwy. 2 in St. Louis County.

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. 

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