Seven injured in three-car crash east of Bemidji
On December 14, 2014, at 6:03 P.M., the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office 911 Center received a report of a three car crash on Roosevelt Road near Frohn Road East of Bemidji. Deputies and emergency responders arriving at the scene found 3 vehicles...
On December 14, 2014, at 6:03 P.M., the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office 911 Center received a report of a three car crash on Roosevelt Road near Frohn Road East of Bemidji. Deputies and emergency responders arriving at the scene found 3 vehicles which had been involved in a collision on the county road. A Pickup truck driven by Verlin Kingbird, 51 of Redby and occupied by Royce Hawk, 47 of Bemidji had crossed the centerline and struck a sedan being driven by Trisha Lindstrom, 23 of Bemidji, and continued on to strike a second vehicle head on.
The Kingbird Pickup Truck was travelling westbound when it crossed the centerline glancing off Trisha Lindstrom’s car and plowing head on into a Saturn Sedan being driven by Karen Mix, 27 of Bemidji. The passengers in Mix’s car who were injured are; Michael Garbow, 25, Bemidji, Lisa Fineday, 28 of Cass Lake, Brooke Mix, 4 of Bemidji. All seven parties from the crash were transported to Sanford Emergency Department by Bemidji and Cass Lake Ambulance. Lisa Fineday was still in critical condition at last report.
In addition to being treated for his injuries at the ER, Verlin Kingbird was processed at the hospital for suspicion of drunk driving. Once lab results have been received by investigators and the investigation has been concluded the results of this investigation will be forwarded to the Beltrami County Attorney’s Office for consideration of criminal charges.
Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Bemidji Police Department, the Minnesota State Patrol and Bemidji Fire Department