Nevis family members injured in crash

Their vehicle rear-ended a minivan that was stopped in a lane of traffic. The minivan then left the scene, leaving a mother and child to be transported to a hospital.

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A mother and child from Nevis were taken to a hospital after a vehicle accident Tuesday, Aug. 30 in Arago Township.

According to a Minnesota State Patrol incident report, the crash was reported at approximately 12:53 p.m. on U.S. Hwy. 71 at County 32.

Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office, Park Rapids Fire Department and CHI St. Joseph’s Health personnel also responded to the scene.

Investigation showed the accident occurred when a 2014 Jeep Patriot driven by Heidi Gustafson, 43, of Nevis rear-ended an unknown, white minivan parked in the northbound lane of Hwy. 71. The minivan then drove away from the scene, the report states.

Gustafson and 9-year-old Lyden Gustafson were transported to CHI St. Joseph’s Health in Park Rapids with non-life threatening injuries. Liam Gustafson, an 11-year-old passenger, was uninjured, the report states.


Icy road conditions caused the Toyota 4Runner to leave the roadway in the Wednesday, Jan. 25 accident in Henrietta Township.

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