Two injured, one seriously, in Bagley crash

Two were injured, one seriously, in a crash in Bagley yesterday morning.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, 57-year-old David Nelson, of Nelson, was northbound on Highway 92 in Bagley when he rear-ended a Jeep, then veered into the southbound lanes and struck an occupied, parked Ford SRW on the shoulder.

Nelson, according to the MSP, was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.

Sixty-nine-year-old Verlyn Strenge of Clearbrook was transported to the Fargo Hospital for life-threatening injuries, and his passenger, Merry Strenge, was transported to Sanford Bagley with non-life threatening injuries.

No other injuries were reported in this crash.

The Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office, Bagley Police Department and Bagley Fire 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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