Driver flees from rollover crash

Photo courtesy of Cody Griffin
A two-vehicle crash on Highway 169 around 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25 resulted in the rollover of two vehicles into the highway median in Baldwin Township near the Marv’s True Value hardware store. One driver fled the scene and four others were transported to Fairview Northland hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Minnesota State Patrol accident reports confirm that a driver involved in a two-vehicle rollover collision on Highway 169 Friday, Aug. 25 in Princeton fled the scene on foot, remained at large for a time and has been arrested, according to the State Patrol.
Anthony James McCartney, 26, Princeton, was traveling southbound on Highway 169 near milepost 177 and Marv’s True Value in Baldwin Township at a high speed when the Pontiac G6 he was driving collided with a 2004 Buick LeSabre and both vehicles rolled over into the west-side ditch. The Buick was driven by Jaylin Austin Raschke, 17, of Baudette; it carried three passengers: 37-year-old Carl Elmer Raschke, 34-year-old Rachael Ann Raschke, and 15-year-old Dalton Axel Raschke, 15, all of Baudette.
All three passengers and the driver in the Buick were wearing a seat belt and transported by North Memorial Ambulance to the Fairview Northland Hospital in Princeton with non-life-threatening injuries.
The State Patrol report states that McCartney had not been wearing a seat belt and fled the scene on foot. According to the report, the airbags did not deploy on either vehicle. Under “alcohol involved,” the report lists no for all the Raschkes and yes for McCartney. The State Patrol confirmed that McCartney had been arrested about a quarter mile from the crash scene; a blood sample had been taken; and charges are pending awaiting the test results.