Posted at: 02/05/2013 3:40 PM
On Sunday, at approximately 7:00 am, the Itasca County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a motor vehicle accident approximately 15 miles south of Grand Rapids on County Road 3, also known as River Road.
Deputies responded to the scene and observed that a pickup truck had overturned after traveling off of the road striking some trees.
Deputies found the lone occupant trapped inside the vehicle. The driver of the pickup was identified as William Jay Litchke, age 49, of Grand Rapids.
Litchke was transported by Meds-1 Ambulance Service to Grand Itasca Hospital and then airlifted to St. Mary’s in Duluth due to possible injuries from the accident and hypothermia.