Man seriously injured in Carlton County crash that closed rural road

Man seriously injured in Carlton County crash that closed rural road
Published: Nov. 13, 2023 at 11:20 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 14, 2023 at 4:04 PM CST
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TUESDAY UPDATE-- A man was transported with serious injuries after a crash between a truck and a tractor in Carlton County Monday night.

According to the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a crash at around 9:30 p.m. near 624 County Road 4 in Silver Brook Township.

The 911 caller reported that a truck had hit a farm tractor pulling a trailer full of corn.

Kyle Laveau, 26, of Wrenshall was driving the tractor east on County Road 4 and began to turn into a driveway.

At that time, a 2014 GMC Sierra pickup truck, driven by 25-year-old Caleb Schillo of Wrenshall, was also traveling east when it hit the rear end of the trailer.

The truck then came to a rest in the south ditch.

Deputies stated there was significant damage to the truck, tractor, and trailer.

Laveau was not injured during the crash.

A Lifelink helicopter was initially called to the scene, but Schillo was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital with serious non-life-threatening injuries.

County Road 4 was closed for some time while the vehicles and corn were cleared.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation, but authorities believe alcohol was a factor.

WRENSHALL, MN. (Northern News Now) - A bad crash late on Monday night has closed a roadway near Wrenshall.

County crews closed Carlton County Road 4 after a crash that involved two vehicles.

We are waiting on more information and will add updates as they come on.

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