PRINCETON - An Elk River woman was hurt when the car she was driving was blown off the road. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened just before 8:30 p.m. Monday on Highway 169 in Baldwin Township, south of Princeton.

Forty-eight-year-old Maria Smith was going north when a large wind gust caused her car to go off the road on the left side. The vehicle then collided with a tree and overturned. The car came to a rest on it's roof.

Smith was taken to Princeton Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.