Brainerd Man Arrested for DWI Criminal Vehicular Homicide
Brainerd, MN — A 42 year old Brainerd man was arrested Wednesday, August 25th, on DWI related charges following a two vehicle crash at the intersection of MN State Hwy 210 and Cypress Drive in Baxter.
The crash was reported at 11:45 a.m. Officers and other responders arrived to find two vehicles involved. A 2003 Chevy truck, occupied by just the driver, not injured, had struck a 2010 Ford SUV which was occupied by three individuals.
The individuals in the SUV were all injured. The driver of the SUV, a 72-year-old female from Baxter, was transported by ambulance with life-threatening injuries. The front seat passenger, a 78-year-old from Baxter, was transported by ambulance and later died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash at a St. Cloud hospital. The backseat passenger, a 68 year old female from Baxter, was transported by ambulance with serious injuries.
Names are being withheld at this time pending notification of relatives. The MN State Patrol is assisting the Baxter Police Department in the investigation. Also assisting on scene were the Brainerd Fire Department, North Ambulance and the Brainerd Police Department.