Granite Falls, Minnesota, teenager injured Sunday morning in rollover

A 17-year-old female was injured in a rollover crash Sunday morning in rural Bird Island. The Minnesota State Patrol did not identify the Granite Falls driver by name. Her injuries were described as non-life-threatening.

Rollover accident
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BIRD ISLAND — A 17-year-old driver from Granite Falls was injured Sunday morning in a rollover on U.S. Highway 212 near Bird Island.

The girl, who was not identified further, was driving a 2008 Ford F-150 pickup westbound near the intersection with 380th Street when the pickup entered the south ditch and rolled, according a report from the Minnesota State Patrol.

The girl was transported to Olivia Hospital & Clinic in Olivia with injuries described as non-life-threatening. She was wearing a seat belt, the airbag deployed and alcohol was not involved, according to the report.

Bird Island Medical Response Unit, Bird Island Fire Department, Olivia Ambulance and the Renville County Sheriff's Office also responded to the crash reported at 9:29 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, in Bird Island Township of Renville County.

More public safety news:
A 19-year-old Montevideo man was taken to St. Cloud Hospital Friday morning following a crash in which he was a passenger.
A 19-year-old Willmar woman was transported to CentraCare — Rice Memorial Hospital after the vehicle she was driving crashed with a semi on Minnesota Highway 7 in East Lake Lillian Township.
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Susan Lunneborg is the news editor of the West Central Tribune in Willmar, Minnesota. A journalist for more than 25 years, she has worked as a reporter and editor at newspapers in the Dakotas and Minnesota.
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