Bemidji teen injured in crash with semi

A Bemidji teenager was injured in a crash Tuesday near Turtle River.

According to a release from the Minnesota State Patrol, the 16-year-old driver was northbound on Highway 71 when he attempted to turn left in front of a southbound 2019 International tractor/trailer.

The two vehicles collided at the intersection of Wildwood Rd. NE and Highway 71.

The 30-year-old driver of the semi, Dillon Oak of Fargo, was not injured. The Bemidji teen was treated for injuries at the Sanford Bemidji Emergency Room.

 


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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