Menahga man injured in crash with semi

A Menahga man was injured in a crash with a semi Friday morning in Hubbard County.

Deputies arrived at Hubbard County Road 6 around 9 that morning and they found one driver pinned inside his car with lacerations to his face and he was complaining of severe leg pain.

The driver was accessed after a deputy and a passerby broke out a window, providing medical attention until Hubbard First Responders and Menahga Fire arrived to extract him from the car.

The victim, 32-year-old Brady Millbradt, was apparently reaching for a cigarette lighter in the passenger seat when he crossed the centerline, colliding with the semi, driven by 29-year-old Devon Pickar of Perham.

Pickar attempted to avoid the oncoming vehicle but Millbradt’s Bonneville struck the rear duals of the trailer, causing severe damage to both vehicles.

Millbradt was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Park Rapids for treatment of his injuries.


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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