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No Injuries Reported In Fiery Single Vehicle Crash

Mon 11-14-2016 []

(Sibley)-- No injuries were reported this past Thursday in a fiery single vehicle crash in Osceola county.

The Sheriff's Office says 47-year-old Lynn Peterson of Windom was driving a 2006 Pontiac Vibe northbound on Highway 60. Deputies say she lost control when she swerved to avoid a deer. The vehicle wound up in the ditch.

Authorities say Peterson attempted to drive the vehicle out of the ditch, but the heat and friction from spinning tires ignited some dry grass. Deputies say Peterson was able to get out of the vehicle unharmed before it, too, became engulfed in fire.

The vehicle was totaled.

Peterson was cited for failure to maintain control.

The crash took place shortly before 2:00 am.

The Osceola County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Sibley Fire Department.