An 11-year-old boy was injured when the vehicle he was a passenger in struck a cow in the middle of a highway in northern Minnesota.
The Minnesota State Patrol says a 2014 Ford pickup truck driving eastbound on Hwy. 1 in Beltrami County near Shooks Township hit the cow just after 12:05 a.m. Friday.
The 11-year-old passenger suffered injuries that were not considered life-threatening. He was transported by ambulance to Sanford hospital in Bemidji.
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The driver, identified as Royal Dean Larson, 45, of Windom, was not injured.
Both were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.
It's unclear what happened to the cow.