Patrol Seeking Witnesses To Fatal Crash

Patrol Seeking Witnesses To Fatal Crash Click to Enlarge Photo: Minnesota State Patrol

May 19, 2017 at 11:11 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) - The Minnesota State Patrol is asking anyone who witnessed a fatal crash in Richmond last weekend to give them a call.

The state patrol says a tractor truck was going east on Highway 23 when it struck a minivan that was north on County Road 71 and crossing over Highway 23.

The crash happened at 2:34 Saturday afternoon.

Three people were in the minivan, all from Cold Spring.

23-year-old Joseph Walz suffered a non life-threatening injury and was taken to St. Cloud Hospital.

1-year-old Colton Walz suffered a life-threatening injury and later died at North Memorial Medical Center.

A 3-year-old girl was not injured.

The driver of the tractor truck, 61-year-old Jeffrey Ditlefsen, of Sartell, was not injured.

The state patrol is working to determine who had the green light.

Anyone with information about the crash is urged to call the state patrol at 320-223-6672.


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