(Miltona, MN) Thursday evening, just before 5:00pm, a one vehicle crash with injuries in Carlos Township drew a call to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.
When units arrived on scene, at the intersection of County Road 5 NE and Miltona Bay Road NE, they found a full-sized pickup in the ditch. The truck, driven by 20 year old Isaac Patrick Roers, of Brandon, was westbound on County Road 5 NE when it left the roadway and struck the embankment of Miltona Bay Road. The vehicle became airborne before coming to rest on its side. Roers and 20 year old Gavin Willis Swenson, of Alexandria, were able to exit the vehicle but another passenger, 18 year old Bailey Lynn Wessale, of Alexandria, was partially ejected and needed to be extricated with the assistance of the Carlos Fire Department.
Swenson was transported via ground ambulance to Alomere Health in Alexandria with non-life-threatening injuries. Wessale was flown from the scene by North Aircare to Centracare St. Cloud Hospital with serious injuries. Both Swenson and Wessale were not wearing their seatbelt. Roers was uninjured in the crash.
The cause of the crash is under investigation. Assisting on scene was North Ambulance, North Aircare, Carlos Fire Department and First Responders.