(AP) – Two people were flown to a Minnesota hospital for treatment after they were injured in a north-central Iowa snowmobile accident.

Authorities say 26-year-old Damian Lapoint was driving the snowmobile early Sunday morning when it struck a creek bed northwest of St. Ansgar. He and his passenger, 20-year-old Briar Buechelle, were thrown off the vehicle. The two Northwood residents were flown to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.