The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a one-vehicle rollover crash in the 7000 block of Lake Elmo Avenue in Grant this week that resulted in two people being transported to Regions Hospital with serious injuries.
Washington County deputies were called to the crash at about 10:20 p.m. on Sept. 16, Commander Brian Mueller said. Four people—all in their late teens and early 20s—were in the vehicle at the time of the crash—two of those people were transported to Regions Hospital with serious injuries.
Blake Rodlund, a 2011 graduate of Stillwater Area High School, and passenger in the vehicle at the time of the crash was airlifted to Regions Hospital, according to his CaringBridge page.
As of Thursday morning, Rodlund is in stable, but critical condition, according to his CaringBridge site..
Very few details about the crash are being released at this point, as the investigation—including a reconstruction of the crash—continues.
“We do not believe alcohol was a factor in the crash,” Mueller said.
An 18-year-old Apple Valley woman was driving the vehicle at the time of the crash.
Deputies believe speed may have played a role in the crash, but no criminal charges have been filed at this point in the investigation, Mueller said. The State Patrol is reconstructing the crash scene.
The Stillwater Fire Department and Lakeview EMS assisted Washington County Sheriff’s Office at the scene.