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Teen hurt in Highway 34 crash

A 15-year-old boy from Champlin, Minn., suffered non-life-threatening injuries in a one-car accident near Detroit Lakes on July 6. Two other teens involved in the crash were not injured.

The Minnesota State Patrol reports that a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero was traveling eastbound on State Highway 34 near milepost 46 in Height of Land Township, when it gradually ran off the road. It went into the south ditch, hit a field approach, and came to a rest about 40 feet from the approach, facing east.

The two teens who were not hurt, a 17-year-old from Plymouth, Minn. and a 17-year-old from Golden Valley, Minn., were both wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident. The 15-year-old was not wearing a seatbelt.

The injured teen was taken to Essentia Health-St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes for treatment. Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, and road conditions were dry, according to the patrol. The crash occurred at about 4:45 p.m.

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