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5 bicyclists struck by car near Mapleton

Driver hits 5 bicyclists in southern Minnesota
Driver hits 5 bicyclists in southern Minnesota 00:22

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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