U-turn on hwy. 47 leads to crash:
According to an incident report from the Minnesota State Patrol, two individuals were injured in car crash near the intersection of Hwys. 47 and 27 on the morning of Thursday, May 16.
Barry Alan Foss, 66, of Aitkin was southbound on Hwy. 47 in a 2015 Chevrolet Camaro. While making a U-turn, Foss’s vehicle collided with 2003 GMC Sierra pickup, driven northbound on Hwy. 47 by David Daniel Sawatzky, 62, of Isle.
Both individuals were transported to the hospital in Onamia with non-life threatening injuries. Conditions were dry. Both parties were wearing seat belts, and no alcohol is believed to be involved. Mille Lacs and Kanabec county assisted at the scene.
U-Haul crash on Hwy. 18:
According to an incident report from the Minnesota State Patrol, injuries followed a collision between a Ford U-Haul and Dodge Caravan traveling along Hwy. 18 in Garrison Township on the evening of Thursday, May 16.
The 2017 Ford U-Haul, driven by Alexander David Gustafson, 25, of Cambridge, was pulling a 2008 American trailer and heading westbound. Also heading westbound, the 2006 Dodge Caravan was driving by Carol Ann Sam, 69, of Onamia, with passenger Desiree Lynn Taylor, 29, of Waubun. The Caravan was slowing to turn near milepost 18 when it was struck by the U-Haul.
Sam and Taylor were transported to Crosby hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Both had been wearing seat belts, and neither was believed to have consumed alcohol. Gustafson was uninjured. The report indicates alcohol was believed to be involved.
Conditions were dry. The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office and EMS assisted at the scene.