Update to serious accident in Carlton County involving teens

More details are being released about a two-car accident in Carlton County on Friday, March 24. Authorities now say the accident was a T-bone, not a head-on collision as originally reported in the 911 call.

According to the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office, authorities were called to the scene of a two-car vehicle crash at the intersection of County Road 1 and County Road 4 in Silverbrook Township, south of Wrenshall. The accident occurred at approximately 6:45 p.m.

According to the report, 21-year-old Trinity Oakland of Saginaw was driving a Ford Edge, traveling westbound on County Road 4 when she allegedly failed to stop at the stop sign. The Ford Edge struck a Subaru driven by 18-year-old Janae Sjodin of Wrenshall. She was traveling southbound on County Road 1. Sjodin and an 11-year-old passenger were both injured. Sjodin was transported to Essentia Hospital by LifeLink air medical. Her passenger was transported to Essentia Hospital by ambulance.

The driver of the Ford Edge was also brought to Essentia Hospital by ambulance.

The Carlton County Sheriff shared clarification of the intersection Wednesday, saying County Road 1 traffic does not have a stop sign or traffic control device. County Road 4 has stop signs for both east and westbound traffic at that intersection.

In an update Wednesday, authorities say Oakland’s vehicle hit Sjodin’s on the driver’s side.

The crash remains under investigation by the Minnesota State Patrol and Carlton County Sheriff’s Office. No updates are available on the condition of the occupants.