Red Lake woman injured in HIghway 89 crash

A Red Lake woman was injured in a crash on Highway 89 Friday.

The state patrol reports 58-year-old Debra Stately was heading north on Highway 89 when an eastbound Subaru attempted to cross over Highway 89 from Lumberjack Rd. NW.

The two vehicles then collided around 3:35 that afternoon.

The Subaru driver, 61-year-old Michael Stephani of Puposky, was not injured.

Stately was transported by Bemidji Ambulance to Sanford Bemidji for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Stephani was not injured, nor were any of Stately’s passengers, which included an adult man and two young children.

The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office also responded to 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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