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Brainerd firefighters tear the roof off a minivan in order to remove a victim in

Crash injures two at Highway 371/210 intersection


With its roof cut open, a mangled minivan sat vacant in one of Baxter’s busiest intersections Sunday afternoon — the final result a violent multi-vehicle collision that caused serious injuries.

Multiple ambulances responded to the intersection of Highways 371 and 210 moments after the crash was reported at 3:37 p.m. Sunday.

Fifteen people in four vehicles were involved in a series of collisions that began when a pickup truck struck a minivan broadside.

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Renee Richardson
Richardson is a Pacelli High School graduate from Austin, Minn., who earned an applied science degree from the University of Minnesota, Waseca, with an emphasis in horse management. She worked extensively in the resort industry. She received an associate’s degree from Central Lakes College, where she was editor of the Westbank Journal student newspaper, as well as a summer intern at the Dispatch. She graduated from St. Cloud State University summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and interned at the St. Cloud Times covering business while attending SCSU. She's been with the Brainerd Dispatch since 1996.
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