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Car hits bear, then strikes tree and overturns near Brainerd

Two people were injured.

A 19-year-old man and a 20-year-old women were transported to the hospital with injuries after the vehicle they were in struck a bear near Brainerd Friday night. 

The State Patrol says the two people, both from Brainerd, were in a Hyundai Sante Fe and going northbound on Hwy. 25 near Ox Cart Trail when they struck a bear on the highway at 8:49 p.m. 

"The Hyundai went off the road from the collision striking a tree and then overturned," the crash report says. 

Both people suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The condition of the bear is unknown. 

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