Morrison County crash sends vehicle airborne

The Minnesota State Patrol responded to the crash, reported at 8:57 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, in Bellevue Township, south of Little Falls.

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LITTLE FALLS — A 56-year-old man and a 52-year-old woman were injured Tuesday, July 5, after their vehicle struck a median on Highway 10 in Morrison County.

The Minnesota State Patrol responded to the crash, reported at 8:57 a.m., in Bellevue Township, south of Little Falls. According to the report, a 2015 Honda Pilot was eastbound on the highway when it drove into the center median and struck the median approach, sending the vehicle airborne for a short distance and into the west ditch. The Honda then crossed back over the median and came to rest on the east side of Highway 10, in the ditch.

The driver of the Honda, Joseph Sturk, and his passenger, Teresa Sturk, both of Aurora, Illinois, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to CHI-St. Gabriel’s Hospital.

The state patrol reported Joseph Sturk was not wearing a seat belt and Teresa Sturk was wearing a seat belt. The road was dry at the time.

Assisting at the scene were the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office and the Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service.

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