BLACKDUCK-The victim of a two-vehicle fatal crash last week near Blackduck was trapped inside a burning vehicle, documents show.
Investigators filed a warrant for the surveillance video from a bar where the other of the two drivers was at before the accident happened. The Beltrami County Attorney's Office has not yet charged the second man with any crimes.
The crash happened at approximately 2:22 a.m. on Friday, June 21, near the intersection of U.S. Highway 71 and Sprucewood Lane Northeast in Hines Township, which is about 4 miles southwest of Blackduck.
According to the warrant, the victim was trapped in a 2001 Buick Regal that was "fully engulfed in flames." The victim was then transported to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office for identification. Even though the Minnesota State Patrol hasn't released his identity, the agency originally described him as a 41-year-old man from Red Lake Nation.
The other driver, Chad Ray Adams, 42, of Tucson, Ariz., allegedly had a blood alcohol level of .112, authorities said in the warrant. According to Minnesota statutes, a person is not allowed to drive with a level of .08 or higher.
An officer at the scene reported that Adams, who was driving a 2019 Jeep Wrangler, had at least a bloody nose, an injured finger, as well as abrasions to his legs, the warrant said.
In addition to the state patrol, the responding agencies included the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office, the Blackduck Fire Department, and the Blackduck Ambulance.