Ponemah man killed in alcohol-related crash

By: News Director Larissa Donovan

HINES– A Ponemah man was killed just south of Blackduck this morning. The state patrol says they’re investigating the fatal crash, with little information released immediately.

The crash, according to a report from the state patrol, happened just after 2 this morning, and the man killed was 41 years old, driving a 2001 Buick Regal.

The other driver, 42-year-old Chad Adams of Tuscon, Arizona, suffered non-life threatening injuries and was treated at Sanford Medical Center.

The two vehicles appeared to have collided at the intersection of Highway 71 and Sprucewood Lane in Hines township.

The report says Adams was under the influence of alcohol while driving a 2019 Jeep Wrangler. 


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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