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Multiple injuries in two-car accident near Akeley

Two people suffered life-threatening injuries after a two-vehicle crash at 2 p.m. on Dec. 30.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Mary Manning, 25, of Chicago, Ill., was driving a 2013 Ford 150 eastbound on Highway 34 when she lost control and crossed into the westbound lane, striking a 2013 Subaru Outback head on. The Subaru overturned as both vehicles went into the north ditch of Highway 34, about one mile east of Highway 64 in Akeley Township.

The Subaru driver, Daniel Sprague, 63, and his passenger, Deborah Sprague, 63, both of Frazee, incurred life-threatening injuries. It was unknown whether they were wearing seat belts. They were transported to Park Rapids, then Essentia.

Manning's injuries were not life-threatening. She was flown to Sanford.

Road conditions were snowy and icy at the time of the accident, said the patrol.

Hubbard County Sheriff's Office and Walker Police Department assisted at the scene.

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