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REMER, Minn. (WCCO) – A woman was critically injured after a minivan fell on her while she was changing a tire on the side of the road in Itasca County, Minn.

Forty-four-year-old Wendy Waisanen, of Cohasset, Minn. was driving a Dodge Caravan along Highway 6 about 13 miles north of Remer when the accident happened Wednesday evening.

Waisanen had parked on the side of the highway to change a flat tire.

According to the State Patrol, the van slid off the jack while she was trying to retrieve the spare tire from under the vehicle. Waisanen was pinned underneath.

Waisanen was flown to Duluth to be hospitalized. The patrol said she was listed in critical condition.

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