Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dylan Samberg involved in car crash

Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dylan Samberg was involved in a car crash earlier this week with the club saying he was left uninjured.

The crash happened near Hermantown, Minn., the Winnipeg Sun’s Ted Wyman reported.

Here’s what Hyman wrote based on the police report:

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The Jets confirmed Tuesday that Samberg was involved in the accident but was uninjured.

According to a police report from 2700 district in Duluth, Samberg’s was driving a 2018 Dodge Ram 1500 on Highway 53 in St. Louis County, near his hometown of Hermantown, when his vehicle struck a Buick LaCrosse that was stopped on the side of the road after hitting a deer.

Two pedestrians were checking on the occupants of the Buick at the time.

The Buick was then struck by a 2020 Ford EcoSport, causing the Buick to strike a group of pedestrians.

Airbags were deployed on all three vehicles involved in the accident. Police said there was no alcohol involved and the roads were dry at the time. The accident was reported at 5:10 p.m., by which time it would have been getting dark in northern Minnesota. Samberg was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident.

Police said two men, aged 21 and 91, and two women, aged 53 and 85, were taken to hospital, all with life-threatening injuries. Police had no further information on their conditions as of Tuesday evening.

Samberg, 21, was drafted by the Jets in the 2nd round of the 2017 draft and wrapped up his three year NCAA career last season. He is set to play with the Manitoba Moose of the AHL next season.

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