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Two hurt in head-on collision

The Minnesota State Patrol responded to the crash, reported at 1:20 a.m. Saturday, July 23, in Wilkerson Township, south of Cass Lake.

An ambulance is seen in the distance behind a square stating crash.
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CASS LAKE — A 28-year-old woman and 58-year-old woman, both of Cass Lake, were injured Saturday, July 23, after their vehicles collided on Highway 371 in Cass County.

The Minnesota State Patrol responded to the crash, reported at 1:20 a.m., in Wilkerson Township, south of Cass Lake. According to the crash report, a 2011 Hyundai Sonata was northbound and a 2020 Toyota Tacoma was southbound on the highway when they collided head on. The Hyundai came to rest in the west ditch facing the north and the Tacoma came to rest facing north in the east ditch

The driver of the Sonata, Kaeli Mya Rojas, and the driver of the Tacoma, Collen Wells, both suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to North Memorial Health Hospital.

The road was dry at the time of the crash.

Assisting at the scene were the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, Leech Lake Tribal Police Department, North Memorial Health Ambulance and Leech Lake Ambulance.

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