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Dent child seriously injured near Lake George; driver admitted smoking pot, sheriff's office says

According to the Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office, a northbound vehicle, driven by Daniel Keezer, collided head-on with a Cadillac, injuring the cihld.

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A 5-year-old from Dent was seriously injured in a weekend crash in Hubbard County and one of the drivers admitted he had been smoking marijuana, authorities say.

A two-vehicle crash on Hubbard County Road 4, south of Lake George, put one vehicle on its roof and the other in the ditch with debris scattered on the highway, according to the Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office.

The collision occurred at 8:37 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14.

Upon arrival, a news release states that deputies began helping a 5-year old victim that was bleeding profusely from a head injury.

According to the sheriff’s office, an investigation showed that 30-year old Daniel Keezer of Bemidji was travelling northbound on County Road 4 in a 1999 Jeep Cherokee. Keezer entered the oncoming lane of traffic, where he struck head-on with a 2005 Cadillac driven by 26-year old Jamie Hill of Dent, Minn. There were three other passengers in Hill’s vehicle, including the 5-year old child that received a serious head injury. The child was airlifted from the scene to Sanford Hospital in Fargo. The two other passengers in Hill’s vehicle received minor injuries.

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The sheriff said Keezer admitted that he had smoked marijuana prior to the crash and that he ended up falling asleep and causing the crash. Deputies obtained a search warrant to obtain a sample of Keezer’s blood. Keezer was then airlifted to Sanford Hospital in Fargo to be treated for a head injury. The blood sample was sent to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension for analysis.

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