|2/25/2014 12:26:00 PM|
Fatal head-on crash in Lindstrom
State Patrol has released partial information on a fatlity Monday, Feb 24 in Lindstrom, when a car struck a semi trailer rig head-on on the highway.
Douglas Hilstrom, 71, of Lindstrom died at the scene. Additional names and details are expected to be released later. The state highway patrol, and numerous police officers and deputies were involved for hours, investigating a fatal crash and supervising clean-up. Traffic control continued into the night, with squads still in position around 8:30 p.m.
Authorities received the crash report about 3:30 p.m. working off preliminary details that a 1999 Crown Victoria car had crossed the centerline eastbound and collided head-on with a westbound Freightliner. The crash site is just east of the County Road 14 (Lincoln Road) and #8 intersection.
Traffic was detoured north at #14 to 316th and east to North Lakes Trail, where vehicles could re-enter Highway 8. There was also a detour set up west of Chisago City, sending drivers along the south end of Chisago Lake and Green Lake, to Olinda Trail, and back to Lindstrom.