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Two teens hurt in one-vehicle accident on Highway 78

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Two young adults were injured early Thursday morning after driving around barricades and hitting construction being done on railroad tracks on Highway 78 in Otter Tail County.

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Andrea N. Kerkeler, 18, of Phoenix and Hannah E. Naumann, 18, of Battle Lake both suffered minor injuries.

According to the State Patrol, Kerkeler was driving a 2001 Toyota Highlander northbound and went around construction barricades, hitting railroad tracks under construction on Highway 78, at mile marker 38.

The accident was reported at 12:15 a.m. on dry two-lane blacktop. The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Department assisted at the scene.

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