MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Two teenage girls were seriously hurt Tuesday night after being hit by a vehicle while they were in a highway crosswalk, according to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities responded to the incident just before 6 p.m. to the intersection of Highway 47 and Pederson Dr. NW in St. Francis. An investigation shows two 14-year-old girls were crossing the highway in a crosswalk and were hit by a car going northbound.

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One girl was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center in critical condition. The other was taken to Mercy Hospital and is in serious condition.

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The driver, a 62-year-old Isanti man, stopped at the scene.

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What led up to the crash is under investigation by the St. Francis Police Department, with assistance from the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office and Minnesota State Patrol.