MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities in Becker County say a three-year-old was killed and several others were injured following a vehicle crash in Evergreen Township Saturday.
According to the Becker County Sheriff’s Office, deputies received a report at about 4:08 p.m. of a two-vehicle crash on County Road 151, near the intersection of 440th Avenue.
Kristopher Lee Engle, 34, of Frazee, Minnesota was headed eastbound on County Road 151 in a Ford pickup truck when it struck a vehicle driven by Chad Raymond Bladow, 29, of Lake Park.
After the vehicles collided, Engle’s vehicle left the road and rolled into a ditch.
Engle and three occupants of the vehicle he was driving were transported with unknown injuries — two were taken by ambulance to Essentia Health St. Mary’s-Detroit Lakes Hospital, and two were airlifted to a Fargo hospital.
First responders performed life-saving measures, but a fifth passenger in Engle’s vehicle, a three-year-old boy identified as Hank Engel, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The occupants of Bladow’s vehicle were treated at the scene.
The incident remains under investigation.