Hackensack crash results in serious injuries

Two injured in rollover crash

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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.

Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

She covers Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Lake Shore and Crosslake city councils, as well as writes feature stories, news stories and personal columns (Vogt's Notes). She also takes photos at community events.

Contact her at or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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