One killed in early morning crash Thursday

One was killed in a crash yesterday morning in Bemidji.

The Bemidji Police Department responded to the 1200 block of Delton Ave. NW around 4:30 a.m. Thursday.

Emergency responders located a 2003 Chevy Impala that collided with a tree.

The driver was extricated from the vehicle but despite lifesaving efforts at the scene and at Sanford Bemidji, they were pronounced dead.

No information on the driver has been released, pending notification of family members.

Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in the crash.

Bemidji Ambulance Service, Bemidji Fire Department, and the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene.


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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