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Teen tossed from vehicle near Blackduck

BLACKDUCK - A sleeping 15-year-old Baudette, Minn., girl was tossed from a car Sunday morning and then had to wait alongside the highway for the car to return.

Kendall L. Ericksen was sleeping in the backseat of a 2006 Chevrolet Impala at about 10:23 a.m. when the vehicle left state Highway 72 north of Blackduck and went into a ditch, according to a report by the Minnesota State Patrol out of Thief River Falls.

The Impala traveled along the ditch slope and struck a no passing sign on the left rear door area, which broke out a window.

Kendall Ericksen was sleeping in the rear passenger area and was ejected through the window and landed in the ditch, according the report.

The driver, 72-year-old Louise C. Ericksen of Baudette, got back on the highway and continued driving south before she and another passenger, 18-year-old Ashley M. Ericksen of Baudette, realized Kendall Erickson was missing.

They returned to where the Impala had entered the ditch and found Kendall Erickson standing alongside the highway.

Louise and Ashley Ericksen were not injured. Kendall Ericksen suffered minor injuries and was taken to Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.

The vehicle sustained minor damage.