WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP, Minn. (KMSP) - Two people were killed and two others were injured in a two-vehicle crash in rural Stearns County Wednesday morning. Among those injured was a teenage girl, who was listed as a runaway last month in Utah.
At 8 a.m., the Stearns County sheriff’s office responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash near the intersection of County Road 2 and Island Lake Road in Wakefield Township, outside Cold Spring.
Authorities say a 2008 Mitsubishi Galant carrying three people from Utah was traveling southbound on County Road 2 when the driver appeared to have lost control of the vehicle. The car slid sideways into the northbound lanes, where an oncoming 2002 Buick Lesbre hit it. The crash sent the car into the ditch where it rolled.
Cody Randall, 34, and JD Randall, 24, were ejected from the Mitsubishi. First responders performed life-saving measures, but both people were pronounced dead at the scene.
The third person in the car, Katie Seegmiller, was trapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated. She was airlifted to North Memorial Medical Center in Minneapolis, where she is in critical condition.
According to Washington City police, Seegmiller was reported as a runaway from Washington City, Utah on January 27. After the crash, Utah authorities were alerted she had been located. The two men she had been traveling with were relatives also from Utah. Seegmiller also has cystic fibrosis.
The driver of the Buick, identified as Sandra Hansen, 64, of Cold Spring, also had to be extricated from her vehicle. She was taken to St. Cloud Hospital and is in stable condition.
The crash remains under investigation.