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Driver flees as three Minnesota passengers hurt in Pierce County crash

A late night crash Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the town of Trenton sent three people from Red Wing, Minn., to the hospital for injuries. One passenger had to be extricated from a vehicle by Ellsworth firefighters. The unidentified driver of a 1998 Buick Regal, eastbound on 825th Street near Hwy. 63, fled before sheriff deputies arrived.

Deputies say the car's driver lost control on a curve. The car flipped on its side, went into a ditch and hit a tree. The crash occurred after 11 p.m.

The injured passengers found inside were: Antonio N. Smith, 21, who was taken to the Mayo Clinic in Red Wing; Erran M. McCray, 29, extricated and also taken to the same clinic; Louis Harris, 29, was taken away by ambulance with minor injuries.

The crash is still being investigated by the Pierce County Sheriff's Department.

Phil Pfuehler
Phil Pfuehler has been editor of the River Falls Journal since 1991.
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