Dec 21, 2011 at 11:46 am
WATAB TOWNSHIP, Minn. (KNSI) - Alcohol is suspected as a factor in a Benton County crash that seriously injured a 17-year-old driver and a passenger in Watab Township Tuesday night, according to the Benton County Sheriff.
The crash was reported along the 11500 block of West Lake Road in Watab Township just after 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Benton County Sheriff Brad Bennett said.
Investigators said the 17-year-old girl driving eastbound missed a 90-degree turn in the road, sending the car off the roadway before crashing into a tree.
The unidentified driver and her passenger Glen Durham, 27, of Rice were treated for serious, but non-life threatening injuries before they were taken to St. Cloud Hospital, Bennett said.
Alcohol is believed to have contributed to the crash and an investigation into the incident is ongoing.
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