Bemidji man seriously injured in crash

By: News Director Larissa Donovan

BEMIDJI– A Bemidji man was seriously injured and taken to the Fargo Hospital after a crash on Lake Avenue just before midnight last night.

According to the state patrol, a Nissan 350Z was northbound on Lake Avenue when it lost control, crashing into trees on the left side of the road.

Twenty-year-old Rebekah Morrison of Ramsey was driving, and was treated for non-life threatening injuries at Sanford Bemidji.

Her passenger, 26-year-old Matthew Oustad of Bemidji, was extricated from the vehicle and airlifted to Fargo for treatment of his life threatening injuries. Morrison wasn’t believed to have been drinking.

Air bags did deploy and the roads were dry at the time. Both were wearing their seat belts, and the Bemidji Police Department assisted at the scene. 


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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