Deputy Matthew Gerving Injured in Tractor-Trailer Accident on Co Rd 21 in Detroit Lakes
Where: The accident occurred on County Road 21 in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.
What Happened: A tractor-trailer allegedly made a turn and struck a police car that was attempting to pass.
- Deputy Matthew Gerving, driver of police car
- Brian Aho, driver of tractor-trailer
- Deputy Matthew Gerving, 46, injured
On or about Wednesday, November 11th, 2020, an accident between a tractor-trailer and a police cruiser sent a truck driver and a Becker County Sheriff’s Deputy to the hospital. Authorities said the accident happened along County Road 21 in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.
Officers indicated 46-year-old Matthew Gerving was driving a police car that was allegedly hit by a tractor-trailer that made a turn as Gerving was attempting to pass. Investigators said Gerving had activated the car’s lights and sirens at the time of the accident.
Police identified the driver of the tractor-trailer as Brian Aho. Both Gerving and Aho were taken to area hospitals to be treated for unspecified injuries.
State Police is assisting the Becker County Sheriff’s Office with the accident investigation, which is still active and ongoing.
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