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Larimore family among seven injured in Steele County crash

HOPE, N.D.-- Seven people were hospitalized, one via helicopter, when a truckful of juveniles collided with a Larimore, N.D., family Sunday afternoon in Steele County.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol said Nicholas Pietron, 29, Larimore, was driving northbound in a Toyota Rav-4 on Highway 32 when he struck a Ford F-150 driving eastbound on Highway 38 passing through the intersection.

The Highway 32 and Highway 38 junction is about three miles west of Hope, N.D.

The 17-year-old driver of the pick-up was taken to Sanford Hospital in Fargo by life flight. Two passengers in the truck, a 15-year-old and a 10-year-old, were brought to the hospital by ambulance.

Nicholas Pietron, 30-year-old Lindsay Pietron and two juveniles in the Rav-4 were taken to Sanford by ambulance.

State troopers are investigating the crash.