Two Hospitalized Following ATV Crash

Crash Happened After Striking a Deer

Two Iron Rangers were ejected from their ATV when they struck a deer in Mountain Iron last night.

The crash happened around 5:40 p.m. near the 9500 block of Old Highway 169.

31-year-old Laura Leoni, of Mountain Iron, was transported by Life Link air medical to St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth in serious condition.

41-year-old Dale Halik, of Mountain Iron, was transported to the Virginia Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

According to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office, alcohol appears to be a factor in the crash.

It’s not yet clear who was driving.

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