Rear-end crash on Highway 210 sends driver to hospital
Pillager firefighters reported traffic was shut down temporarily while emergency responders worked to clean up the scene.
Two Pillager residents were injured in a three-vehicle crash Thursday, Dec. 3, on Highway 210 in Sylvan Township in Cass County.
The Minnesota State Patrol reported a Dodge Ram was stopped in the eastbound lane to take a left turn when a Ford F-350 stopped behind it. A Chevrolet Trax hit the Ford in the rear, causing it to rear-end the Dodge.
The driver of the Trax, Rebecca M. Bearth, 50, Pillager, was taken to Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd for non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Ford, David W. Schlegel, 64, Pillager, had non-life-threatening injuries, but was not transported to a hospital. The driver of the Dodge, Andrew J. Gaustad, 33, Fergus Falls, was not injured.
The state patrol reported all drivers wore seat belts and all the airbags were deployed in the vehicles.
The Cass County Sheriff’s Office and Pillager Area Fire and Rescue assisted the state patrol at the scene. Pillager firefighters reported traffic was shut down temporarily while emergency responders worked to clean up the scene.
The crash was reported at 2:42 p.m.