Bemidji man dies in crash, 2 others injured
BEMIDJI - A 28-year-old Bemidji man died in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday morning in Benton County.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol out of St Cloud:
William J. Thompson was driving a 2000 Pontiac Montana north on Highway 10, south of County Road 33, when the vehicle left the roadway and rolled several times.
Thompson was not wearing a seat belt. He was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene.
The accident was reported just after 9 a.m.
The two passengers in the vehicle - 24-year-old Ida E. Beaulieu of Bemidji and 13-year-old Trudy L. Magney of Cass Lake - suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were treated at a St. Cloud hospital. Neither was wearing a seat belt.
The roadway was reported to be icy at the time of the crash. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash.
The vehicle was totaled.