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Highway 371 crash seriously injures driver

The driver of the Nissan suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported to St. Cloud Hospital.

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Contributed / Metro Newspaper Service

Three people and a 4-year-old were injured in a two-vehicle crash Sunday, Aug. 8, along Highway 371 north of Brainerd near Brainerd International Raceway.

The Minnesota State Patrol was called at 4:21 p.m. to a crash where a Nissan Altima crossed westbound from Birchdale Road through the intersection of northbound Highway 371 and collided with a Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The driver of the Nissan, Johnson Duwayne Loud, 79, Bloomington, suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported to St. Cloud Hospital. The driver of the Jeep, Donald P. Snyders, 31, and his passengers — Lametria S. Snyders, 31, and Weston E. Snyders, 4, all of Nisswa — had non-life-threatening injuries, but were not transported to a hospital.

The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office, Baxter Police Department, Life Link III and North Memorial Health Ambulance assisted at the scene.

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