GRAND RAPIDS, MN — Rep. Spencer Igo, R-Grand Rapids, issued the following statement regarding a fatal traffic accident involving an ambulance and dump truck on Tuesday morning in rural Itasca County that claimed the lives of two individuals including an EMT.
“I am shocked and heartbroken to hear the news of this tragic traffic accident in Itasca County on Tuesday,” said Igo. “The thoughts and prayers of the entire Northland go out to the friends and family of those involved.”
Yesterday’s fatal crash occurred at the same location as an accident that took the life of DNR Conservation Officer Sarah Grell on May 24th.
Igo continued, “It’s clear that safety at this intersection must be improved and I am committed to working with MnDOT and local officials to make sure that significant changes are made in the near future to prevent further accidents at this location.”
Rep. Igo represents District 05B, which includes portions of Cass and Itasca Counties, including the communities of Cohasset, Grand Rapids, and Lawrence Township.