COLD SPRING - An animal on the road is being blamed for a two vehicle crash.

The Stearns County Sheriff's Department says the incident happened at about 5:20 p.m. yesterday (Sunday) on Highway 23, near Stearns County Road 140.

Eighteen-year-old Dylan Van Ort of Cold Spring tried to avoid the animal when he was struck by a vehicle driven by 28-year-old Allison Wolf of Cold Spring.

Wolf was taken to St. Cloud Hospital with minor injuries.