Pickup crashes while driving Sauk Centre man with gunshot to hospital

A pickup ran off the road and crashed in Sauk Centre while the driver was taking his friend, who had been shot, to the hospital.

Sterns County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called after a white Chevy Silverado struck an electrical box on Main Street North.

Investigators say 32-year-old Justin Henrichs from Sauk Centre and 38-year-old Jason Ruegemer of Villard were inside a house in Ashley Township when a pistol Henrichs was handling accidentally discharged, striking him in the hand.

While Ruegemer was driving Henrichs to CentraCare-Sauk Centre Hospital, they ran off the road and crashed.

Henrichs’ injuries are considered non-life threatening.

Pistol accidentally discharges injuring Sauk Centre man

Posted by Stearns County Sheriff's Office on Monday, January 6, 2020