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Two taken to hospital after Pierce County crash

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A two-car crash at the intersection of Highway 10 and County Highway E in Oak Grove Township at about 11:40 a.m. Saturday left two people with unknown injuries, the Pierce County Sheriff's Department reported.


Karina Clausen, 18, of Apple Valley, Minn., was driving northbound on County Highway E when she proceeded through a stop sign and crossed Highway 10 without stopping. Jeffrey Vold, 47, of Ellsworth, was driving eastbound on Highway 10 and swerved to avoid Clausen but ended up striking her vehicle.

Vold's vehicle entered the north ditch area and came to rest, while Clausen's vehicle came to rest on the north shoulder of Highway 10.

Both were transported to the River Falls Area Hospital with unknown injuries, the sheriff's department said.

Prescott EMS, Prescott Fire and Siewert's Towing assisted at the scene. The accident is under investigation.