VIRGINIA, Minn. (AP) — Two people have died in a one-vehicle rollover in St. Louis County of northeastern Minnesota.

The sheriff’s department says the victims were the 55-year-old male driver from Hibbing and a 9-month-old infant boy. A 28-year-old female passenger was airlifted to St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth with non-life threatening injuries.

The 1998 Chevrolet Blazer was northbound on Highway 7 when it left the road, rolled over and landed in the ditch. Authorities say it appears the accident happened sometime overnight and was discovered by a nearby homeowner around 7 a.m. Sunday.

The victims’ names were withheld pending notification of family.

It happened in McDavitt Township, which is south of Virginia.

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Comments (4)
  1. Richard in Minneapolis says:

    I am also wondering about seatbelts. One year ago I solo rolled (1-1/2 times) a Toyota Corolla in the median of I-94 near St. Cloud. I had my seabelt on and walked away from the accident with nothing more than a few sore ribs from hitting the armrest.

  2. sara says:

    I would hope the baby was in his seatbelt. So very sad.

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