Thursday crash in North Branch leaves infant with life-threatening injuries

A crash between three different vehicles left a child who is less than a year old with life-threatening injuries, according to a Minnesota State Patrol crash report.

The incident report states that a Dodge van and a Mazda CX-5 were both heading southbound on Highway 95 at about 4:44 p.m. on Thursday. The Mazda then tried to make a left turn onto 310th Avenue NE, but the Dodge struck the Mazda from behind, according to the report. The Mazda then spun into the opposing lanes of traffic and was struck by a Toyota Camry. The Dodge then ended up in a ditch on the south side of Highway 95. The Toyota came to rest facing east in the westbound lanes.

A male child less than a year old was inside the Mazda, and sustained injuries that are considered life-threatening. The other occupants of the Mazda, a 28-year-old female and a 2-year-old female, sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

A total of 12 people were injured.

The State Patrol said it is unknown if alcohol was involved.