Three injured in Highway 33 accidentAt least three people were injured when two SUVs collided Monday afternoon at the bottom of the Interstate 35 exit ramp where it turns into Highway 33.
By: Jana Peterson, Pine Journal
At least three people were injured when two SUVs collided Monday afternoon at the bottom of the Interstate 35 exit ramp where it turns into Highway 33. According to Cloquet Police Chief Wade Lamirande, the accident occurred when the 1999 GMC Jimmy driven by Carlos Marcus of Duluth pulled out in front of Dayl Ketchum’s 2004 Chevy Colorado, which was traveling north on Highway 33 and had the right of way.
“That’s usually the pattern we see,” Lamirande said. “A third vehicle was turning left there [at the median crossover from the Frontage Road] and shortly after it turned, he pulled out. He must not have seen the oncoming vehicle.”
Ketchum’s vehicle struck the Jimmy broadside.
Dayl Ketchum, 50, of Carlton and his passenger, Randy Ketchum, 55, of Duluth, were taken to Community Memorial Hospital with injuries. Dayl Ketchum was treated and released. According to the state police report, Randy Ketchum had a non-life threatening injury. Neither was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident, Lamirande said.
There were three people in the Marcus’ vehicle. A passenger in Marcus’ vehicle, Bobbi Jo Carter of Duluth, 28, was treated and released. The driver, Carlos Marcus, 32, was taken to CMH for a blood test. Lamirande said law enforcement officials are authorized to do a blood draw anytime there is a personal injury in the accident. The results of the blood test were not available when this story was printed.