Slippery road conditions played a role in several recent crashes in Hubbard County.
Hubbard County dispatch received a report 1:01 p.m. Jan. 14 of a two-vehicle accident in Akeley.
According to a Minnesota State Patrol incident report, the crash occurred when Nicole Marie Riggs, 28, of Akeley was westbound and Tina Michelle Peterson, 45, of Menahga, was eastbound on State Hwy. 34.
Investigation showed that Riggs was slowing to turn on Franklin Street when her vehicle started to slide. When she saw Riggs start sliding into her lane, Peterson held her vehicle straight to try to avoid going into the ditch. Riggs was unable to stop and hit Peterson’s vehicle, which ended up at the bottom of the south ditch in the curve on Hwy. 34.
There were no injuries. Both drivers were reportedly wearing seat belts.
Henrietta Twp. crash
A vehicle crashed Jan. 16 at the intersection of 210th St. and 175th Ave. in Henrietta Township.
Hubbard County dispatch received a report at 10:23 a.m. of an unoccupied vehicle off the road with airbags deployed.
According to the Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office, responding deputies found a 2015 Chevrolet pickup unattended in the ditch, where it had crashed into the trees.
The driver of the vehicle, Chris Cannon of East Bethel, Minn., arrived at the scene and reported that during the previous night, he had been travelling south on 175th Ave. when he slid through the stop sign and ran off the road and into the trees. He was not injured in the crash.
Road conditions were icy and Cannon was not wearing his seatbelt. The vehicle sustained extensive damage. The incident remains under investigation.
A woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash on Jan. 18 in Park Rapids.
According to a Minnesota State Patrol incident report, the accident was reported at 10:47 a.m. at the intersection of State Hwy. 34 and Henrietta Ave. when a 2018 Chevy Silverado, driven by Marlow Jay Grossman, 60, of Detroit Lakes, was parked behind a 1999 Honda Civic, driven by Clayton James Lego, 43, of Walker. The Silverado accelerated and made contact with the Civic.
Brook Elizabeth Tatro, 42, of Duluth, a passenger in the Civic, was transported to CHI St. Joseph’s Health with non-life threatening injuries. Both Grossman and Tatro were wearing seat belts during the crash.
Hubbard County dispatch received a report at 1:20 p.m. on Jan. 20 that a semi had jackknifed and put its trailer in the ditch.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, troopers responded to a jackknifed semi and trailer just before 1:30 p.m. on State Hwy. 87. A tow truck assisted with getting the semi and trailer out of the ditch and the semi drove away.
No property was damaged and there were no injuries in the incident.