Three injured in Hubbard County crash

The Minnesota State Patrol reports that three were injured in a Hubbard County crash Thursday afternoon.

According to the report, a Toyota RAV 4, driven by 34-year-old Brandi Wattenhofer of Backus, collided with a Chevy Silverado at the intersection of County Road 33 and Highway 34 in Nevis Township.

The Silverado driver, 28-year-old Cody Timmons of Hackensack, was treated for non-life threatening injuries on the scene, and his passenger, 68-year-old Debra Rateike of Hackensack, was transported to St. Joseph’s for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Wattenhofer was also treated on scene for minor injuries.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash, and all were wearing their seat belts.

The Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office, North Ambulance, Nevis Fire Department and MnDOT 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 family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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