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It was reported that Haataja was driving a Chevy Monte Carlo and traveling south

Baby and mother injured in head-on crash


PEQUOT LAKES — A baby was critically injured in a two-vehicle head-on crash reported at 8:41 a.m. Tuesday at the junction of Highway 371 and Crow Wing County Road 29, just south of Pequot Lakes, reported the Minnesota State Patrol.

The baby was taken to Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd. The baby’s mother, Jessica Haataja, 26, Brainerd, also was injured and taken to the Brainerd hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

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