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Forum staff reports, Published August 08 2010

UPDATED: Two die, three injured in car crash near Glyndon

GLYNDON, Minn. – Two people died and three were injured in a two-vehicle crash east of here about 5 p.m. Sunday.

The broadside crash occurred at the intersection of Highway 10 and Highway 9 near the Buffalo River Race Park, the Minnesota State Patrol said.

Lt. Chuck Backes of the Minnesota State Patrol said a passenger car with three people was headed south on Highway 9 when it failed to yield for a pickup that was westbound on Highway 10.

Passengers needed to be extricated from the car, Backes said.

The driver of the car and the back-seat passenger died. One died at the scene and the other died at Sanford Medical Center, Backes said. They were not wearing seat belts.

The pickup had two people who were treated at Innovis Health.

The State Patrol plans to release names of victims tomorrow. The conditions of the patients taken to hospitals were not immediately available.

LifeFlight responded to the accident but no one was airlifted, Backes said.

The crashed caused significant traffic delays on Highway 10.