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Teen driver hits, gravely wounds deputy directing traffic near Pierz Freedom Fest


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    PIERZ, Minnesota (WCCO) — A teenage driver hit and gravely wounded a deputy directing traffic near a music festival in central Minnesota Saturday night, authorities said.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 17-year-old boy was driving north on Highway 25 when he struck a deputy directing traffic near Pierz Freedom Fest around 11:30 p.m.

The deputy was taken to a hospital in St. Cloud with life-threatening injuries, the patrol said. The driver was uninjured.

The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office said the deputy was one of theirs.

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