Red Lake man injured in Highway 89 crash

A Red Lake man was injured in an alcohol-related crash on Highway 89 early this morning.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, 19-year-old Justin Barrett was southbound in a Pontiac G6 near mile marker 13 after 1:30 this morning when it left the roadway into the ditch.

Barrett was transported to Sanford Bemidji for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Barrett, according to the report, was not wearing a seatbelt and the airbags in the Pontiac did not deploy.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in this 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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