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Two injured in Saturday night accident in Bemidji

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Two people were injured in a single-vehicle accident here shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday in the bypass area between Minnesota Highway 2 and Highway 197.

A 1997 Buick Regal traveling eastbound on Highway 2 hit an embankment, was briefly airborne and landed on Highway 197, according to a Minnesota State Patrol report.

The vehicle continued forward, spun out and landed in a snowbank off Highway 197.

Alcohol was detected on the driver of the vehicle, a 24-year-old Red Lake man. The passenger, a 34-year-old Cass Lake woman, was also injured.

Both were wearing seat belts and taken to Sanford Medical Center in Bemidji for non-life-threatening injuries.