Hibbing Man Dies in Car Accident Near Chisholm

By KBJR News 1

September 8, 2012 Updated Sep 8, 2012 at 9:44 PM CST

Chisholm, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- A Hibbing man died today after a single-vehicle crash north of Chisholm.

The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office reports that 67-year-old Robert Clayton Swanger was driving on County Highway 5 in French Township a little after 11:00 when his car hit a tree.

Swanger was the only one in the car at the time and was wearing a seatbelt.

He was taken to Fairview University Medical Center-Mesabi in Hibbing and died of his injuries.

Authorities are still investigating the cause of the accident.

Other agencies at the scene included the Hibbing Police Department, Minnesota State Patrol, French First Responders as well as the Chisholm and Hibbing Ambulance.

Jennifer Walch
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