Lester Prairie residents injured in 4th of July crash in Crow Wing County

Two residents of Lester Prairie were injured on Independence Day when their vehicle rear-ended another vehicle in Crow Wing County, according to the Minnesota State Patrol (MSP).

MSP said that around 1 p.m. Monday, a Jeep Cherokee driven by 37-year-old Jenny Efta of Lester Prairie rear-ended a pickup truck when that truck slowed for stopped traffic on westbound Highway 18 in Oak Lawn Township.

Efta and a passenger in her vehicle, 12-year-old Cayden Efta, also from Lester Prairie, both were taken to the Brainerd Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the pickup, a 53-year-old man from Mora, and a passenger, a 37-year-old woman also from Mora, were not injured.

The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Department assisted the State Patrol.

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