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North Branch, MN (KROC-AM News) - The State Patrol says an infant was severely injured in the three-vehicle crash late Thursday afternoon in east-central Minnesota.

The State Patrol's report on the incident indicates the baby, identified as Hudson Allen of North Branch, was a passenger in a small SUV that was rear-ended by a minivan on Highway 95 about 2 miles northwest of North Branch around 4:45 PM. The collision caused the SUV to spin into the path of oncoming traffic and collided with a car.

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Officials say the baby was transported to a hospital with what were described as life-threatening injuries. A 2-year-old girl in the same vehicle and the driver, 28-year-old Melanie Allen, were also transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

There were three people in the car that collided with the SUV. The State Patrol says a 71-year-old man from West Virginia was driving the vehicle. He and his two passengers, a 71-year-old woman and a four-year-old girl were taken to a hospital in nearby Cambridge with non-life-threatening injuries.

A 19-year-old woman from Mora was driving the minivan and was also transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Her five passengers, who were between the ages of 15 and 19, were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

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