Baxter crash injures multiple people on Highway 210

The Baxter Police Department responded to the crash, reported at 2:08 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, at Highway 210 and Elder Drive.

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BAXTER — Multiple people were injured Tuesday, Aug. 2, after a vehicle failed to yield at Highway 210 and Elder Drive in Crow Wing County.

The Baxter Police Department responded to the crash, reported at 2:08 p.m. According to the report, a 2020 Ford Escape was westbound on the highway when it attempted to turn south onto Elder Drive and failed to yield to a 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe traveling eastbound on the highway.

The driver of the Ford, Grace Lenore Werner, 84, of Crosslake, was transported to Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd with a suspected serious injury. A passenger in the Ford, Donald Walter Middelstadt, 91, of Crosslake, suffered minor injuries and was transported to Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center.

The driver of the Hyundai, Ariana Faye Juaire, 31, along with her passengers, Westly Lee Juaire, 33, and two juveniles, all of Brainerd, were transported to Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center with suspected minor injuries.

Assisting at the scene were the Minnesota State Patrol, Brainerd Fire Department, North Memorial Health Ambulance and the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center Ambulance Service.

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