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Crash injures Hibbing woman

The Minnesota State Patrol responded to the crash, reported at 10:24 a.m., Friday, June 10, in Waukenabo Township, west of Palisade.

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WAUKENABO TOWNSHIP — A 35-year-old Hibbing woman was injured Friday, June 10, after her vehicle collided with a truck on Highway 169 in Aitkin County.

The Minnesota State Patrol responded to the crash, reported at 10:24 a.m. in Waukenabo Township, west of Palisade. According to the report, a 2009 Ford Fusion was eastbound on Grove Street when it collided with a 2016 Ford F150 traveling northbound on Highway 169.

The driver of the Fusion, Nicole Lynn Meittunen, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin. Pickup driver John David Steffenson, 69, and passenger Barbara Jean Steffenson, 69, both of Onamia, suffered no reported injuries.

The road was dry at the time.

Assisting at the scene was the Aitkin County Sheriff’s Office.

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