1 girl killed, 2 men injured in Stearns Co. accident

BROOTEN, Minn. - A 16-year-old girl was killed and two men were seriously injured in an accident Wednesday afternoon south of Brooten.According to the Stearns County Sheriff's office, the two-vehicle accident happened around 4:32 p.m. at the inte...

Joran Fox and Stacy Red Fox / MHA Journal.
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BROOTEN, Minn. - The Stearns County Sheriff's Department has identified the victims of a two-vehicle fatal crash Wednesday, June 28, south of Brooten.

Kassie Lyn Dillon, 16, of Carlos, was killed in the crash.

A passenger in her vehicle, Justin Virgil Cumberbatch, 20, of Alexandria, and the driver of the other vehicle, Christopher Wayne Ziemer, 42, of Belgrade, were seriously injured.

According to the Stearns County Sheriff's office, the crash happened around 4:32 p.m. at the intersection of Stearns County roads 18 and 19 in Crow Lake Township, about four miles south of Brooten.

The preliminary report indicates that a 2002 Dodge Neon, driven by Dillon, was going south when it was struck broadside by a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Ziemer, who failed to stop at the intersection.


Both men sustained life-threatening injuries, according to the report.

The crash remains under investigation.

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