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Driver faces charges after crash near Tower that injured passenger

Authorities expect to bring alcohol-related charges against a 40-year-old International Falls man that they say caused a single-car accident late Friday near Tower that injured a passenger.

The crash occurred at the intersection of County Highway 77 and Lake Vermilion Reservation Road near Tower just after 11 p.m. Friday, the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office said. The man, who was driving the vehicle, was arrested on scene and was taken to the St. Louis County Jail in Virginia.

A 43-year-old female passenger, also of International Falls, was injured in the crash and received treatment at Essentia Health-Virginia.

The Bois Forte and Breitung Township police departments also responded to the crash.