Serious accident reported on Highway 71
BEMIDJI—A 26-year-old Blackduck man was seriously injured in a two-car crash Monday evening on U.S. Highway 71 in Beltrami County.
According to incident reports from the Minnesota State Patrol, the crash was reported at 10:04 p.m. Monday at milepost 322 on Highway 71, and the road conditions were listed as icy.
According to the patrol, a 2001 GMC Sierra was northbound on Highway 71 and a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix was southbound. The Grand Prix lost control on the "slushy, slippery road" and crossed the centerline, where it was struck on the passenger side by the GMC, the report said.