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A 1988 Honda CRX was totaled following a two-vehicle accident Wednesday at state Highway 197 and Carr Lake Road Southeast. Bemidji firefighters had to extricate the driver from the CRX using the Jaws of Life. Submitted Photo Courtesy Bemidji Fire Department

Four injured in Wednesday crash

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Four injured in Wednesday crash
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

Four individuals were injured in a Wednesday crash at the intersection of state Highway 197 and Carr Lake Road Southeast.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol out of Thief River Falls:


Antoinette D. Malone, 22, of Bemidji, was driving a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix east on Carr Lake Road as she crossed Highway 197, failing to yield for a southbound 1988 Honda CRX driven by Victor A. Lynne, 33, of Puposky, and causing a collision.

The Bemidji Fire Department used the Jaws of Life to extricate Lynne from his vehicle.

Both drivers, who were wearing their seat belts, were taken to North Country Regional Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and were treated and released.

Two passengers in the Grand Prix also were injured, but were not named by the State Patrol.

The crash was reported at 6:20 p.m. Both vehicles were totaled.

Assisting at the scene was the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office, Bemidji Police Department, Bemidji Fire Department and Bemidji Ambulance Service.

Pioneer staff reports