One injured in dog-related Hubbard County crash

One was injured in a dog-related crash in Hubbard County Sunday.

Sheriff Corey Aukes reports that 42-year-old Naomi Maki-Parks was westbound on County Road 14, and one of the three dogs riding with her was on her lap.

She was attempting to remove the dog from the driver’s seat when she collided with 44-year-old Leah Heegard of Menahga.

Both vehicles were extensively damaged, and Maki-Parks was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital for facial lacerations and a dislocated knee.

Heegard was not injured.

Maki-Parks was cited for failure to drive with due care.

North Memorial Ambulance assisted at the scene, and the crash is under investigation.


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 son Logan, daughter Brigid, and pets Vincent and Piper. She also loves reading, Star Trek, and gardening... badly.


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