PARK RAPIDS, Minn. - Four people were taken to a Park Rapids hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries after a multi-vehicle accident on Highway 71 at the intersection with Jade Rose Drive about 3:14 p.m. Sunday, April 8, the Minnesota State Patrol reported.
Jason Michael Voxland, 18, Fosston, was driving a 2007 Ford Expedition northbound on Highway 71 when he fell asleep, the report said.
The Expedition then crossed the center line and struck, nearly head on, a southbound 2006 Dodge Ram pickup pulling a boat and trailer, the Patrol reported.
After the collision with the pickup, the trailer and boat broke free and debris struck a southbound 2011 Chevrolet Silverado damaging the front passenger door, the report said.
The Dodge Ram and Ford Expedition went off the road into the southbound ditch and came to rest, the report said.
Voxland and a passenger in the Expedition, Theresa Lynn Voxland, 50, Fosston, were both taken to CHI St. Joseph's Health for treatment, the report said.
The driver of the Dodge Ram, Mark Vernon Fehrenbach, 47, Perham, and a passenger in the vehicle, Rondel Beth Fehrenbach, 46, Perham, were also taken to CHI St. Joseph's for treatment, the report said.
The driver of the Silverado, Kevin Dale Malterud, 55, Bemidji, and a passenger, Pamela Jean Kerssen, 57, Bemidji, were evaluated on the scene and were not reported injured, the State Patrol said.
Also responding to the collision were personnel from the Hubbard County Sheriff's Office, Park Rapids police and fire departments, and Hubbard First Response and Rescue and North Ambulance, both of Park Rapids, the report said.