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Two Injured in ATV Accident

State conservation officers say two people were injured Saturday in an ATV accident on private property near the Perry/Crawford County line.

Authorities say the driver, 22-year-old Blaine Persinger of Saint Croix, told them he attempted to negotiate a steep embankment along a creek and flipped over.

 Both Persinger and a passenger, 20-year-old Shaylyn Ayer of Santa Claus, were injured.

Persinger was taken to the hospital immediately while Ayer was later admitted for a severe head laceration and treatment of a broken hand.

Conservation officers began their investigation after learning that Persinger was being treated for injuries the hospital.