Single car accident with injuries

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Sheriff's Office • 100 North Fifth Avenue West • Duluth, MN 55802
Phone: (218) 726-2340 •

Gordon Ramsay

Date:October 3rd, 2023

Media Contact: Sgt. Nicholas Toewe
(218) 471-7243

Single Car Accident with Injuries

   On October 3rd, 2023, at 3:45pm, the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a car accident at the dead-end of Milroy Road.  Milroy Road is approximately 9 miles north of Viginia. 

   The vehicle was located in a wooded area with the single occupant, the driver, unable to get out of the vehicle, due to her extensive injuries and damage to the vehicle.  Members of the Virginia Fire Department were able to extricate the driver.  The driver was then transported by ambulance, to an awaiting medical helicopter and flown to St. Mary's Hospital in Duluth.  The driver admitted she had not been wearing her seatbelt. 

  Witnesses saw the vehicle driving in the area, at a very high rate of speed.  Speed is believed to be a contributing factor for the crash and the lack of seatbelt use made the injuries worse.  The cause of the accident remains under investigation.  The name of the driver is being withheld pending the notification of family members.  

  The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Virgina Fire Department, Virginia Ambulance service and the "Britt, Pike, Sandy" fire department.