2 dead 1 injured in Hubbard County wreck

Legal news for Minnesota truck accident attorneys. A two-vehicle crash ejected two people from vehicles.

Minnesota State Patrol alerts- A pickup truck and a Pontiac Bonneville crash in Hubbard County killed two people.

Bemidji, MN—On Thursday afternoon, December 3, 2009, a two-vehicle crash left two people dead and another person injured. The fatal motor vehicle collision occurred at the intersection of Hubbard County Road 45 and County Road 9 in Farden Township around 3:14 p.m., as reported by the Grand Forks Herald.

According to Hubbard County Sheriff officials, Laird Hensel, 47, of Laporte, was driving his 1997 Ford Super Cab pickup truck northbound on County Road 45 when he approached the intersection of County Road 9. A 1999 Pontiac Bonneville driven by Eugene McArthur Jr., 57, of Ogema, was driving eastbound on County Road 9 when the two vehicles slammed into one another. Then both vehicles careened into an electrical box in a field on the northeast side of the intersection. The impact of the collision ejected Hensel from his vehicle, and the passenger from McArthur’s vehicle, who was identified as Richard Bunker, 54, of Naytahwaush.
Both Hensel and Bunker were pronounced dead at the scene by responding emergency medical services (EMS) professionals. McArthur was rushed by Bemidji Ambulance to the North Country Hospital in Bemidji for treatment of his undisclosed injuries. It is currently unknown how the crash occurred or if one of the drivers ran a traffic signal. Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office, Cass county Sheriff’s Office, Leech Lake Tribal Police Department, Minnesota State Patrol, Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office, and Bemidji Ambulance all responded to the fatal accident. Police officials are conducting a full investigation into the unfortunate wreck.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Minnesota truck accident lawyers.