Five people, including two adults and two young children from Detroit Lakes, were hurt in a two-car crash near Dunvilla on Sunday. The Minnesota State Patrol says alcohol was a factor in the accident.
According to the patrol, a pickup traveling on Fish Lake Road, driven by Mikaela Marie Kujanson, age 21, of West Fargo, failed to yield the right-of-way at the road's intersection with Highway 59. Kujanson pulled out in front of a Chevy Trailblazer that was northbound on Highway 59, and the two vehicles collided.
Four people in the Trailblazer, all from Detroit Lakes, were taken to Essentia Health-St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. They include Andy John Stearns, age 35, Jolee Elizabeth Miedema, age 33, and two children, ages 1 and 7. Another passenger in that vehicle, Michelle Annette Stearns, age 66, of Rochert, was not injured.
Kujanson was taken to Lake Region Hospital in Fergus Falls with non-life-threatening injuries. The patrol did not say whether or not she will face charges.
Officers from the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office and Pelican Rapids Police Department assisted the patrol at the scene. The crash occurred just before 9 p.m. on June 23.