Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reports that at 4:37 p.m. on Sunday, September 26, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office received reports of a motor vehicle crash with injuries on County Road 5 in Birch Lake Township, rural Hackensack MN.

Deputies and responders arrived on scene and found that a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe had left the roadway, striking trees. The driver, a male, age 61 of Hackensack MN, and a passenger female, age 61 of Hackensack MN, were pinned in the vehicle. The victims were extracted from the vehicle and emergency medical treatment was initiated. The victims were transported to a nearby landing zone and transported via helicopter to a St. Cloud MN hospital with serious injuries. The investigation continues.

Assisting at the scene were Hackensack Fire and Rescue, North Memorial Ambulance and AirCare.

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