Pedestrians struck, injured in rural Becker County

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WHITE EARTH RESERVATION — Two pedestrians who were hit while trying to stop a vehicle in rural northern Becker County and the driver had to be flown to a Fargo hospital Tuesday night, April 7.

The Becker County Sheriff's Office received a report of a car driving at a high speed through yards around 9 p.m. in Elbow Lake on the White Earth Indian Reservation. Two people who tried to stop the vehicle were reportedly hit and a fight broke out at the scene of the crash. One person was pinned under the car, the sheriff's office said.

Authorities arrived and identified the driver as 33-year-old Kevin Doerr of Deer River. The victims were identified as 30-year-old Derek Doerr of Deer River and 29-year-old Nakoya Vanwert of Waubun, who were both taken by air ambulance to a Fargo hospital. Kevin Doerr was taken to a Mahnomen hospital and later airlifted to a Fargo hospital, the sheriff's office said.

The extent of their injuries is unknown and the incident is still under investigation, according to a sheriff's office news release.

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