Winnipeg Jets prospect Dylan Samberg has been involved in a multi-vehicle accident near Hermantown, Minnesota after his 2018 Dodge Ram collided with a stopped vehicle that had struck a deer. Four pedestrians, including an 85 year old woman and a 91 year old man were also involved in the accident. Minnesota State Patrol reports that all individuals involved in the accident have been taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
From CTV News Winnipeg:
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the crash occurred on Highway 53 at Caribou Lake Road at 5:10 p.m.
A 2011 Buick LaCrosse was driving north on Highway 53 when it struck a deer. The Buick stopped on the right shoulder and partially in the right lane of the road. The report said a 2018 Dodge Ram heading north, driven by Samberg, hit the Buick after it stopped.
Two pedestrians were checking on the occupants of the Buick, when a 2020 Ford Ecosport, which was also heading north on the highway when it hit the Buick, causing one of the vehicles to hit the pedestrians.
The state patrol said four pedestrians were taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. The pedestrians were Nancy Johnson, 85, and William Johnson, 91, both from Aurora, Minnesota, and Donald Buchanan, 21, and Anna Buchanan, 53, both from Duluth, Minnesota.
Samberg was listed as suffering non-life-threatening injuries.
Dakota Heinrich, 26, the driver of the Ford, also suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
The 21 year old Samberg was drafted in the 2nd round (43rd overall) of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft and has played the past three seasons with the University of Minnesota-Duluth. He put up one goal and 21 points in 28 games this past season.