Five-year-old, others injured in Hubbard County crash

A five-year-old child was seriously injured in a crash Saturday evening near Lake George.

Hubbard County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene on County Road 4 and found one vehicle on its roof in a lane of traffic and another vehicle in the ditch with debris scattered.

The five-year-old victim was bleeding profusely from a head injury. They were ultimately airlifted from the scene to a Sanford Hospital in Fargo.

After medical personnel arrived on the scene, officers began investigating the crash.

According to the release, 30-year-old Daniel Keezer of Bemidji was northbound on County 4 when he reportedly fell asleep and veered into the oncoming lane of traffic and into a southbound Cadillac, driven by 26-year-old Jamie Hill of Dent.

The five-year-old was a passenger in Hill’s vehicle. Two other passengers in Hill’s vehicle only received minor injuries.

Keezer admitted to deputies that he smoked marijuana prior to the crash.

Deputies, after obtaining a search warrant, took a blood sample from Keezer. He was also airlifted to Fargo for a head injury.


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 all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University.


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