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Driver and passenger hurt in three-vehicle Bemidji crash

BEMIDJI -- A three-vehicle accident Friday morning on Paul Bunyan Drive Northwest left one passenger with back pain.

According to a report from the Bemidji Police Department:

All three vehicles were driving westbound on Paul Bunyan Drive at 11:37 a.m. near the intersection with Ridgeway Drive Northwest.

Shawna Fletcher was driving a 2003 Saturn when she struck the rear of a 1988 Honda Civic driven by Michael Kunz. The Civic, which was stopped at a red light, then struck the rear of a 1997 Dodge Caravan driven by Abigail Jones.

Della Jones, a passenger in the Caravan, said she suffered lower back pain in the crash.

Della Jones and Abigail Jones were treated and released at North Country Regional Hospital.

No one else was injured.

Fletcher told deputies that she had been in a hurry and had not waited to allow her windshield to completely defrost and had not see that the Civic was stopped at a red light.