Fatal Brainerd Rollover
A Brainerd man died Wednesday following a rollover crash.
The Brainerd Police Department responded to the one-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon on the 2900 block of Oak Street in Brainerd.
65-year-old Anthony Joseph Gilles of Brainerd drove the vehicle, when it ran off the roadway on the north side of the street.
Gilles’ was driving, a 1998 Chevrolet Tahoe, and was westbound on Oak Street when it left the roadway, traveling into the north ditch. The vehicle then struck a driveway approach, slid sideways and appeared to roll completely over one time, ending back up on it wheels. The vehicle sustained major damage.
Gilles died at the scene. A passenger, 59-year-old Donnie O’Brian of Brainerd, suffered non-life threatening injuries. O’Brian was transported by ambulance from the scene to Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd.
Based upon initial information, police believe that Gilles suffered from a medical condition prior to the crash.