SAUK CENTRE - Two people were hurt in a rear end crash in western Stearns County. the Minnesota State Patrol says it happened at about 12:45 p.m. yesterday (Sunday) on Highway 71 at Lakeridge Drive near Sauk Centre.

A van driven by 16-year-old Austin Carlson of Sauk Centre was heading north on Highway 71 when it slowed to make a turn and was rear ended.

The driver of the second vehicle was 63-year-old Linda Besse of Sauk Centre.

Both drivers were taken to Sauk Centre Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.