Ely, MN (KROC-AM News)- Four people from Rochester were among five people injured in a northern Minnesota crash Wednesday evening. 

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The State Patrol responded to the crash on Hwy. 1 about 15 miles west of Ely. It was reported shortly before 6:15 p.m. 


The state crash report indicates a minivan was traveling south on Hwy. 1 in rainy conditions that were impacting visibility when a moose ran into the road. The van then struck the moose. 

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All five occupants of the van suffered what are being described as non-life-threatening injuries. They are identified as: 

  • 43-year-old Jason Christophe Dinsmore of Rochester
  • 64-year-old Anne Roberta Dinsmore of Howell, MI 
  • 9-year-old boy from Rochester 
  • 44-year-old Lauren Elizabeth Dinsmore of Rochester 
  • 13-year-old boy from Rochester

The report indicates Jason was driving the van. Four of the injured occupants were taken to a hospital in nearby Ely. 

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Lauren was brought to a hospital about 30 miles south of the crash scene in Virgina. Everyone was buckled up and alcohol was not a factor in the crash, the report says. 

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