Officials Investigating Accident Involving Teen Driver 31 Jan 17

Two people were injured in an accident that sent a Chevy SUV end over end Monday night on Highway #220 in Polk County.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the driver of the vehicle, an unidentified 17 year old male, and his passenger, Angela Holt, 38,were injured when the 2002 Chevy Tahoe left the road, eventually coming to rest on its roof.

Both were taken to Altru Hospital in Grand Forks with injuries officers at the scene described as non-life threatening.

State Troopers say the 17 year old was at the wheel when the north bound Tahoe went off the road into the ditch south of East Grand Forks, striking an approach before vaulting 30 yards, sending the vehicle end over end. Holt was ejected from the vehicle. Officers say its unknown if either the driver or passenger was wearing a seat belt and say alcohol may have been a factor in the accident. Road conditions were reported as “wet” at the time of the accident, just after 8:30 Monday night.