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2 infants seriously injured in car crash in Burnett County

Two infants were airlifted to a hospital in St. Paul after suffering life-threatening injuries in a one-vehicle crash in Burnett County on Friday evening.

Two infants were airlifted to a hospital in St. Paul after suffering life-threatening injuries in a one-vehicle crash in Burnett County on Friday evening.

Authorities said the 1-month-old boys, as well as a 3-year-old girl, were passengers in a car operated by their mother, a 38-year-old woman from Naples, Fla. Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in the crash, the Wisconsin State Patrol reported; charges are pending against the woman.

The Patrol said the crash happened just before 6 p.m. Friday on Wisconsin Highway 70 near Hertel. A 2002 Chevrolet Malibu was traveling westbound near Triangle Lane when the driver lost control, slid into the ditch and hit a large tree.

The driver and the three children in the car all were transported to a hospital in Spooner. The two infants then were airlifted to Regions Hospital in St. Paul with what the Patrol said were life-threatening injuries.

The driver and the other child suffered non-life-threatening injuries, the Patrol reported. The children were riding in the rear seat and were in child safety seats at the time of the crash.

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The names of those involved have not yet been released, pending notification of family; updates on their conditions were not available Saturday. The crash remains under investigation.

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