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Update: Franklin woman in fair condition after crash near Fairfax

A Franklin woman was airlifted from the scene of a single-vehicle crash northwest of Fairfax in the early morning hours of Saturday.

The Renville County Sheriff’s office responded to a report of a driver trapped inside their vehicle about four miles northwest of Fairfax, at the intersection of Co Rd 16 and 670th Ave at approximately 2:25 a.m.

A preliminary investigation found 21-year-old Peyton Loken had driven past ‘Road Closed’ signs in the roadway when her Silverado pickup impacted a large pile of dirt. Police say Loken, who wasn’t wearing a seat belt, became pinned inside the vehicle and needed to be extricated.

Loken was airlifted from the scene of the crash to North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale, according to the release.

North Memorial Hospital spokesperson Katy Sullivan tells SMN that Loken is in fair condition.

Police believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.


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