Florida man seriously injured in Waskish-area crash

A Florida man was seriously injured in a northern Beltrami County crash Saturday evening.

According to the state patrol, 47-year-old Richard Ames was heading north on Highway 72 near milepost 43 when he lost control and rolled.

The airbags of the 2005 Chevy did not deploy.

Ames was transported to a Fargo hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

The state patrol believes alcohol was a factor in this crash.

Blackduck Ambulance and Kelliher Fire Department assisted at the scene.

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