New Hope man injured in crash near Grygla

A 39-year-old New Hope man was treated for non-life threatening injuries at a Sanford Hospital following a crash near Grygla Friday afternoon.

According to a report from the state patrol, 22-year-old Michael Jelen of Grygla was northbound on Dylan Rd. NW in a Dodge pickup when he failed to yield at a stop sign at the intersection of Highway 89.

The Dodge struck the Ford station wagon, driven by 39-year-old Andrew Hoops of New Hope. The Ford rolled onto its side in the ditch.

Jelen was not injured, and 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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