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7 teenagers riding in truck bed injured when vehicle rolls over


Nine teenagers were taken to area hospitals Sunday night after the truck they were riding in rolled over in French Lake Township.

Two teenagers were in the cab of the truck and seven were in the truck bed when the vehicle crashed around 10:05 p.m. Sunday, the Wright County Sheriff's Office said in a news release.

When officials arrived, they found the "severely damaged" vehicle in a bean field near the intersection of County Road 35 Northwest and Peyton Avenue Northwest.

All nine passengers, who ranged in age from 15-17 years old, were transported to various hospitals with injuries. The driver, a 16 year old from Dassel, was taken by helicopter to Hennepin County Medical Center.

The Wright County Sheriff's Office is investigating the accident.

A number of other crashes were reported in the past few days.

At least 234 people have died in traffic-related crashes this year, which is up from the 210 people who were killed at this time last year, according to the state's Toward Zero Deaths initiative.

Vehicle goes airborne, crashes on parked cars

A man was hospitalized Monday morning after his vehicle hit a street sign and then a dirt pile, before flying over two sets of parked cars and landing on another set of vehicles, KARE 11 reports.

The crash happened around 3 a.m. in the parking lot of Holmes Greenway Housing in Minneapolis, WCCO says.

2 killed in head-on crash in Orono

A 25-year-old woman and a 69-year-old man were killed in a head-on crash Saturday morning at Highway 12 and Luce Line Trail in Orono, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office reports.

Officials have identified the victims as Chelsea Ann Langhans of Maple Plain and Arthur Henningsen of Wayzata. Langhans died of blunt force craniocerebral injuries in the crash, while Henningsen died of multiple blunt force injuries.

Further details about what caused the crash haven't been released, WCCO notes. The Orono Police Department and the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office are investigating.

Man dies after being rear-ended by suspected drunk driver

A 35-year-old St. Michael man died Saturday at North Memorial Medical Center following a crash Thursday in Independence, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's report says.

Paul Dahlstrom died of blunt force head and neck injuries, the report says.

The motor home, which was pulling an enclosed trailer at the time, rear-ended the other car as it made a left hand turn. The driver of the motor home – suspected of being drunk, the State Patrol says – walked away without any injuries, as did his wife.

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