Car Catches Fire, Alcohol Involved in Crash
Authorities believe alcohol was involved in a weekend two vehicle accident in Mille Lacs County near the casino.
The Minnesota State Patrol says that Sam David, whose age and hometown is not yet know, had been drinking at the time of the crash. Witnesses say David turned his 1996 Dodge Ram in front of a 2005 Dodge Caravan driven by 76-year-old Donald Hanson of Brainerd. One of the vehicles caught fire before pedestrians were able to extinguish the blaze.
David was airlifted to North Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Hanson was taken to the Onamia hospital with a broken arm. The accident happened Friday at Highway 169 just north of the Grand Casino.