ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Fatal accident on Getchell Road in Duluth

One man died as a result of injuries suffered in a two-vehicle accident on Getchell Road in Duluth on Friday afternoon. Duluth firefighters, police and Gold Cross ambulance were called at 2:42 p.m. that an SUV and car had collided head-on in icy ...

One man died as a result of injuries suffered in a two-vehicle accident on Getchell Road in Duluth on Friday afternoon.

Duluth firefighters, police and Gold Cross ambulance were called at

2:42 p.m. that an SUV and car had collided head-on in icy conditions and that at least one of the vehicles was in a ravine, said Richard Mattson, assistant Duluth fire chief.

According to Duluth police, a blue 2002 Jeep Liberty was traveling northbound on Getchell Road near the St. Louis River Road when it lost control and crossed over, striking a southbound silver 2000 Ford Focus. Both vehicles came to rest in the opposite side ditches. The driver of the Focus, a 41-year-old Duluth man, had to be extricated from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 21-year-old male driver of the Liberty was taken to Essentia Health St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth for a minor non-life-threatening injury to his leg. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash and both drivers were wearing seatbelts.

ADVERTISEMENT

The crash remains under investigation by Duluth police. The victims' names have not yet been released.

Related Topics: POLICE
What To Read Next
The system crashed earlier this month, grounding flights across the U.S.