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Injuries reported in White Oak Twp. crash

Members of an Apple Valley family were treated for non-life threatening injuries.

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A two-vehicle crash was reported at 2:53 p.m. Sunday, July 31 at the intersection of State Hwy. 64 and 170th St. in White Oak Township.

According to a Minnesota Highway Patrol incident report, a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado stopped at 170th St. on the west side of Hwy. 64 as a 2016 Nissan Quest was northbound on Hwy. 64. The Silverado attempted to cut across Hwy. 64 and was T-boned by the Nissan.

Airbags deployed in the Nissan, but not in the Silverado, the report states. Road conditions were described as dry.

Transported to CHI St. Joseph’s Health in Park Rapids with non-life threatening injuries were the Nissan’s driver, Sara McGrath, 48, of Apple Valley, and her passengers, Alexander McGrath, 10, Matthew McGrath, 14, Daniel McGrath, 16, and Jeffrey McGrath, 51, all of Apple Valley. All were wearing seat belts, the release states.

The report identifies Jared Spenst, 23, of Akeley as the driver of the Silverado. Spenst was not injured. The release states he was not wearing a seat belt.


Also responding to the scene were personnel from the Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office, the Eastern Hubbard County Fire District and North Memorial Ambulance.

The facts of the case so far do not support Shannon Brandt’s claims that he and Cayler Ellingson argued about politics or that the teenager was calling for people to come after Brandt, North Dakota Highway Patrol Capt. Bryan Niewind told The Forum on Thursday.

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