ZIMMERMAN -- Two people were hospitalized after a crash on Highway 169 in Zimmerman. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened just before 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

A semi driven by 60-year-old Mark Grover of Grand Rapids was going north at 65 miles an hour. Meanwhile a car driven by a 79-year-old woman from Coon Rapids was stopped on the right shoulder. She then accelerated into the left lane and was hit by the semi.

Grover was taken to North Memorial in Princeton with minor injuries.

The woman was air lifted to North Memorial in Robinsdale with serious injuries. Her name has not been released.

The northbound lanes of Highway 169 were closed for several hours Thursday while crews worked to clear the scene.

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