Two injured in accident near Princeton

Two people were injured after two-vehicle accident south of Princeton on Monday night.

At 7:08 p.m. Aug. 22 the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a two-vehicle motor vehicle crash with injuries in the 31700 block of 128th Street in Baldwin Township.

According to Sheriff Joel Brott, Anne Carlson, 64, Princeton, told deputies that she was driving a 2006 Town and Country van northbound on 128th Street when she observed a 1997 Saturn SL coming towards her in her lane of travel.  It was later determined that the Saturn was being driven by Rodney Cook, 67, Princeton.  Carlson tried to swerve but was unable to avoid a collision.

Carlson was transported to the Fairview Northland Hospital in Princeton by North Ambulance where she is in stable condition. Cook was airlifted to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale where he is in stable condition.

The crash remains under investigation and alcohol is suspected to be a contributing factor, accordigng to Brott.  The sheriff’s office will map the accident scene as part of the investigation.

The Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Minnesota State Patrol, the Northeast Sherburne Fire Department, the Princeton Fire Department, North Ambulance and North Air Care.