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Two injured in Saturday rollover west of Bemidji

Two Minnesota teens were injured after overcorrecting and rolling their vehicle today, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. 15-year-old Jacqueline A. Phelps, Willmar, Minn., was westbound on U.S. Highway 2 in a 1991 Acura Coupe when she went ...

Two Minnesota teens were injured after overcorrecting and rolling their vehicle today, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

15-year-old Jacqueline A. Phelps, Willmar, Minn., was westbound on U.S. Highway 2 in a 1991 Acura Coupe when she went off the road on the left side, overcorrected right and then overcorrected left. The car was totaled when it went into the median and rolled onto its roof two miles east of Solway, Minn., or about ten miles west of Bemidji at 11:20 a.m.

Phelps was not buckled at the time and sustained non-life threatening injuries, according to the patrol. She was transported to North Country Health Services in Bemidji, and then flown to MeritCare Hospital in Fargo.

She was taken to the emergency room, but admitted to the hospital by 9:30 p.m. and was in "guarded" condition, according to a nursing supervisor. That means Phelps' vital signs were stable and within normal limits but monitoring was advisable and she was conscious.

Passenger Jay D. Johns, 18 of Clearbrook, Minn., was treated and released from the Bemidji hospital.

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The Beltrami County Sheriffs Office assisted with the incident.

Reach Johnson at (701) 780-1105; (800) 477-6572, ext. 105; or send e-mail to rjohnson@gfherald.com .

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