Two killed in Douglas County crashesOver the weekend, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department responded to two separate fatal vehicle crashes.
Over the weekend, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department responded to two separate fatal vehicle crashes.
On Saturday evening, around 7:48 p.m., an all-terrain vehicle rollover crash occurred on Old Highway 53 at Cranberry Road in the town of Gordon. The driver of the ATV, 49-year-old Bonnie L. Fremling of South Range, was killed as a result of injuries sustained. Fremling formerly managed and co owned the dry Dock Bar and Restaurant for several years and she currently owns Bugsy’s.
On Sunday around 7:03 a.m., there was a one-vehicle rollover on State Highway 105 and Mitchell Avenue in Oliver. Both the driver and passenger were ejected from the vehicle. The passenger, Jacqueline L. Chiles, 38, of Oliver, was killed and pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver, Caleb M. Hilliker, 28, of Oliver was transported to St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth with unknown injuries. It is unknown if Hilliker or Chiles were wearing seat belts.
Alcohol is believed to be a factor in both crashes, which remain under investigation.