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Brainerd, MN (KROC AM News) -  Two northern Minnesotans were taken to the hospital Friday after the vehicle they were in collided with a bear.

The Minnesota State Patrol says the SUV was on a rural road near Brainerd around 8:30 Friday night when it hit the bear.

The State Patrol says the vehicle “went off the road from the collision striking a tree and then overturned.”

The driver was identified as 19-year-old Tyler Peterson of Brainerd. His passenger was identified as 20-year-old Cynthia Thompson, also of Brainerd.

The State Patrol says the two suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The State Patrol report did not say what happened to the bear.

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