MAPLETON, Minn. -- The Blue Earth Country Sheriff's Office reports that a vehicle struck and injured five bicyclists Friday morning.
The crash happened at about 7:40 a.m. on County Road 7, just south of Mapleton, near 111th Street.
The 30-year-old driver of a 2012 Chevrolet Volt struck the cyclists as both the group and the vehicle were traveling south.
There were eight bicyclists in the group -- one adult and seven youths -- and the injuries suffered by the five struck ranged from minor to serious, the sheriff's office said.
The victims who were seriously hurt are a 13-year-old girl from Mankato and a 16-year-old girl from Mapleton.
The crash remains under investigation by the Minnesota State Patrol.
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