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Four minor injuries in two-car crash near Lutsen Resort

A two-car collision on Highway 61 in Lutsen on Sunday, January 20, sent several people to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The crash occurred just before 5 p.m. on Sunday, when a 2015 Toyota Sienna minivan traveling south on the highway came to a stop for a vehicle that was making a left turn into Lutsen Resort.

A 2006 Buick Rendezvous, driven by Lee Hall, 28, of Lutsen was also traveling south and struck the back of the Toyota.

The driver of the minivan, Bret Andrew Deneson, 41 of Otsego, Minn., Catherine Deneson, 41, also of Otsego and a 12-year-old male passenger suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to North Shore Health by Cook County Ambulance.

The other passengers, Michael Anderson and Valentina Anderson of Brooklyn, Minn., as well as two juvenile males, ages 9 and 10 and one 13-year-old female were not injured.

Hall was not injured, but her passenger, Jhaquelline Costilla, 18, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to North Shore Health.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, all of the parties except Costilla, were wearing seatbelts  at the time of the crash.

In addition to Cook County Ambulance, the Lutsen Fire Department and First Responders assisted on the scene.