Hubbard County crash injures three

Three were injured in a Hubbard County crash Thursday morning.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, 20-year-old Branson Heck of Kelliher was northbound on Highway 71 near Jade Rose Drive in Clover Township when he drifted into oncoming traffic and was struck by a southbound Dodge Ram.

The Ram occupants, 26-year-old Joseph Stump of North Carolina and 31-year-old Gary Saunders of Washington state were transported to St. Joseph’s hospital in Park Rapids, as was Heck, for treatment of minor injuries.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash.


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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