The driver involved in a crash Friday, Oct. 8 in Hubbard County has been arrested after two injured passengers were hospitalized.
According to a press release from the Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office, a single-vehicle crash was reported at 3:50 p.m. on County Road 9 in Farden Township.
The vehicle had rolled and there were two injured occupants. Two individuals had fled the scene on foot, the release states.
Deputies arrived to find a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer with extensive damage and one person still inside, identified as Emily Fairbanks, 38, of Moorhead. Fairbanks had multiple injuries and was transported to Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.
After a search of the scene, deputies found a handgun, liquor bottles, a meth pipe, hypodermic needles, micro-baggies and other drug paraphernalia in the vehicle, the release states.
The two people who had fled the scene were found at a nearby residence and were identified as Shannon Goodman, 31, of St. Paul, and Isiah Bartel, 25, of Park Rapids. The release says Bartel had head and leg injuries and was airlifted to Sanford Medical Center in Fargo.
Goodman, the driver, was transported to Sanford Bemidji to be treated for possible injuries.
According to the release, investigation showed Goodman was driving east on County 9 when she lost control of the Trailblazer and crashed into the trees.
A search warrant was obtained to collect a sample of Goodman’s blood and send it to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension for analysis, the release states. She was transported to the Hubbard County jail on pending charges of criminal vehicular operation.
The incident remains under investigation.