Three Injured In Crash on Highway 44
A two-vehicle crash pinned one man and injured two juveniles Tuesday night.
According to the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched shortly after 6:00 p.m. south of Brainerd to a crash near the intersection of county highways 44 and 45.
54- year- old Dean Alan Weise of Brainerd was driving a pickup truck when he apparently lost control while traveling eastbound on an icy County Highway 44. The truck collided with a S.U.V. parked on the road, which was being used to pull another vehicle from the ditch. The truck then entered the southern ditch, striking three people and the vehicle.
According to the report, 34- year- old, Joshua James Backstrom, of Brainerd, appeared to be pinned between the truck and the vehicle in the ditch. 16- year- old Brittney Lynn Case of Brainerd, and 15- year- old, Noah John Underberg, of Pillager was also struck.
Deputies observed roads at the scene were iced over and “extremely slippery” at the time of the crash. All three were transported to Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd.