Logging truck driver injured in Hubbard crash

A semi-driver was injured in a crash just south of Bemidji on County Road 9 last week.

The Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office says they responded to the scene after a call about a jack-knifed semi in the caller’s driveway.

Sixty-five-year-old Dean Hooker of Laporte was driving west in an empty logging truck when he lost control on the snowy and slushy curve.

Hooker was transported to Sanford Bemidji for treatment of facial injuries which were described as minor.

The incident is still under investigation, according to Hubbard Sheriff Cory Aukes.


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