2 hospitalized after SUV crashes into off-road vehicle

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Two people were taken to the hospital after a car crashed into an off road vehicle Saturday afternoon. 

According to the Department of Natural Resources, law enforcement and medics were called to Hosler Rd, south of Viberg Rd around 3:30 p.m.

Witnesses told authorities that Richard Clauss, 79, of Garrett, was driving a Jeep SUV 35-40 mph northwest on Hosler Rd. when he lost control. The SUV then slid sideways and into the path of an oncoming Polaris side-by-side off-road vehicle. The front driver’s-side of the off-road vehicle hit the passenger side of Clauss’ SUV. Both vehicles left the road and stopped in a ditch. 

The driver of the off-road vehicle, Evin Wallace, 29, of Leo and his passenger Katilyn Wallace, 28 also of Leo were transported to the hospital. Evin suffered head injuries from the crash and Katilyn sustained minor injuries.

Clauss was not hurt. 

Police say alcohol was not a factor in the crash and that all involved wore seatbelts.Those on the off-road vehicle were not wearing helmets.  

No charges were filed as a result of the accident. 

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