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Mom, child injured in accident on Highway 210

Two people were injured in a two-vehicle head-on crash Tuesday afternoon on Minnesota Highway 210 in Carlton County. The Minnesota State Patrol reported a Ford Explorer was traveling west on Highway 210 near milepost 204 -- about 12 miles west of...

Two people were injured in a two-vehicle head-on crash Tuesday afternoon on Minnesota Highway 210 in Carlton County.

The Minnesota State Patrol reported a Ford Explorer was traveling west on Highway 210 near milepost 204 - about 12 miles west of Interstate 35 - at about 2:30 p.m. when it swerved across the centerline and struck an eastbound Dodge truck towing a trailer.

The driver of the Explorer, identified by the Patrol as Christian Workman, 32, of Sebeka, Minn., was transported to Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth where she was listed in serious condition Wednesday.

Her 3-year-old daughter, Maria Hamish, was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis where she was listed in critical condition Wednesday. Workman's 5-year-old son, Gilbert Hamish, also a passenger in the vehicle, was not injured.

Cromwell-Wright Fire and Ambulance responded to the scene, along with the Cloquet Area Fire District, Carlton Fire Department and Lifelink III helicopter, which is stationed in Cloquet this summer. The accident was about halfway between Black Bear Casino and Cromwell, CAFD Chief Kevin Schroeder said.

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CAFD Captain Chad Vermeersch said the Cromwell-Wright fire department used its jaws of life to extricate at least one person from a vehicle.

Schroeder said the call originally went out for multiple critical patients, so four ambulances plus the helicopter were initially on scene. In the end, one person was airlifted from the scene, while another was taken by ambulance.

The driver and passenger in the Dodge truck, husband and wife Ronald and Margaret Mazurek from Idaho, were not injured.

Both vehicles were totaled, the Patrol reported. Road conditions at the time of the accident were dry. The highway was closed for several hours and traffic rerouted.

The accident is still under investigation.

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