Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - Two area teenagers were injured in separate traffic crashes in southeastern Minnesota on Monday.

The State Patrol says 18-year-old Mya Krueger of Lake City was a passenger in a vehicle driven by her 49-year mother that was traveling north on Highway 63 shortly before 3 PM when a vehicle driven by a 70-year-old Apple Valley woman pulled out in front of them at the intersection with Highway 247 just north of Rochester. The other driver, Roberta Kruger, and the teenage girl were both transported to St. Mary's Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, while the girl’s mother was not hurt.

The other crash occurred shortly after 9 PM in Winona County on Highway 61. The State Patrol says 17-year-old Avari Bartsch of Dakota swerved to avoid hitting a raccoon in the roadway and crashed into the median about 5 miles north of Dakota. She also suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital in La Crosse.

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