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Two infants seriously injured in Burnett County car crash

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 one-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, and 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.

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The children were riding in the rear seat and were in child safety seats at the time of the crash.

The names of those involved in the crash have not yet been released, pending notification of family. The crash remains under investigation.

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