Two injured in northern Cass County crash

Two were injured in a two-vehicle crash yesterday afternoon in northern Cass County.

According to a release, a Chevy Equinox, driven by 32-year-old Nicholas Parker of Minnetonka, was eastbound on Highway 2 when a Chevy Tracker, driven by 58-year-old Janice Garbow of Deer River, lost control and spun out, head on into the Equinox.

Parker wasn’t reported to be injured, but received treatment at a Bemidji Hospital.

Garbow was treated for her injuries at St. Mary’s in Duluth after air transport by North Memorial. Her passenger, 38-year-old Jean Wakonabo of Deer River, was treated for her injuries at Deer River.

The report says it is still unknown if alcohol was a factor in the crash, and the Chevy Tracker occupants weren’t reported to have been wearing seat belts. Roads were snowy and icy at the time of the 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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