MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – An 11-year-old boy was critically hurt and four others were injured after a vehicle hit a semi-truck head-on near Paynesville Wednesday morning, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
Authorities responded to the crash at about 10:08 a.m. Wednesday on Highway 23, about three miles east of Paynesville in Stearns County. The State Patrol says a 16-year-old boy was driving a 2007 Chrysler Town & Country east on Highway 23 when it crossed the center line and hit a semi-truck head-on.READ MORE: COVID In Minnesota: ICU Hospitalizations Now At 64; Positivity Rate Up To 3.1%
An 11-year-old boy was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center with critical, life-threatening injuries.READ MORE: Burnsville Police Seek Public's Help Locating Missing Man
A 15-year-old boy and 50-year-old woman, both from New London, were taken to Paynesville Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The 16-year-old driver was taken to HCMC with non-life threatening injuries.
The driver of the semi-truck suffered minor injuries.MORE NEWS: Man Taken Into Custody After Shooting, Standoff With Duluth Police
What led up to the crash is under investigation by the State Patrol, with assistance from the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office.