CLEARWATER -- Two people were taken to the hospital after a crash near Clearwater.

The incident happened just after 2:00 p.m. Friday at the intersection of County Road 44 and County Road 46 in Lynden Township.

The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says a deer is believed to have crossed in front of the driver, 86-year-old Beverly Lindgren of Annandale, causing her and her passenger, 90-year-old Carl Lindgren, to go into the ditch.

Both the driver and passenger were taken to St. Cloud Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.