Teen remains in hospital after crash
March 24, 2023
A crash Friday night left one teenager in serious condition, while her 11-year-old sister and the driver of the other vehicle have been released from the hospital.
According to the Carlton County Sheriff's Office, a Ford Edge driven by Trinity Oakland, 21, from Saginaw, was traveling westbound on County Road 4 approaching the intersection of County Road 1 and failed to stop for the stop sign, striking a Subaru driven by Janae Sjodin, 18 years of age, from Wrenshall, traveling southbound on County Road 1 at the time of the crash.
Sheriff Kelly Lake said County Road 1 traffic does not have a stop sign or traffic control device at that intersection. County Road 4 has stop signs for both east and westbound traffic at that intersection. The front of the Oakland vehicle failed to stop at the stop sign and struck the Sjodin vehicle on the driver’s side of the vehicle.
Agencies that responded to the scene were, Carlton County Sheriff’s Office deputies, Minnesota State Patrol, Wrenshall Fire Department/First Responders, Carlton Fire/Ambulance, Cloquet Ambulance, and Life Link Air ambulance.
The crash is still under investigation by the MN State Patrol and Carlton County Sheriff’s Office.
Read more about the accident and how the community is rallying around the Sjodin family in this week's Pine Knot News.