Press release provided by Sergeant Steve Pouti, Chisago County Sheriff’s Office

On June 19, at approximately 6:34 a.m., Chisago County Communications Center received a call of a motor vehicle crash near 31788 Forest Boulevard in Lent Township, north of Stacy.

Callers advised the driver was not responsive. Prior to Chisago County deputies arrival, it was learned a motor vehicle and semi tractor-trailer had collided head-on.

Upon deputy’s arrival, air care was started for the male driver of the pick-up, who did require extrication.

Once extricated by Stacy-Lent Fire Department, he was flown to Regions Hospital where he was listed in critical condition. He was later identified as 38-year-old David Benjamin Joseph of North Branch.

The driver of the semi tractor-trailer was identified as 47-year-old Brent Lee Petersen of Harris. He did not appear to be injured in the crash.

Drugs and or alcohol may have been a contributing factor in this crash.

The case is under investigation by the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office and Minnesota State Patrol.

Agencies assisting were Minnesota State Patrol, Stacy-Lent Fire, Life Link Air Care and Lakes Regions EMS.

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