Baxter crash injures 2

Both people suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

An ambulance is seen in the distance behind a square stating crash.

BAXTER — Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash in Baxter Friday, March 4.

The Minnesota State Patrol reported 20-year-old Austin Samual Bird of Motley was traveling north on Highway 371 near Lake Forest Drive in a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado at 1:43 p.m. Friday. Bird attempted to turn west onto Lake Forest Drive and was struck by a southbound Econoline, driven by 70-year-old Arlen Bruce Olivier of Backus.

Both drivers were wearing their seat belts and both were transported to Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd for non-life-threatening injuries.

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

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