Skip to main content

2 men die in separate Cass County crashes over the weekend

In both instances, the SUVs rolled.

Two people were killed in separate crashes in Cass County over the weekend. 

Early Sunday, two people were ejected from an SUV near Brainerd after it left the roadway, rolled several times and hit trees and power lines. 

A 25-year-old man from Pequot Lakes died and a 21-year-old woman from Motley was brought to the hospital with serious injuries, a news release from the Cass County Sheriff's Office said.

The crash, which is still under investigation, happened at 3:31 a.m. Sunday on 11th Avenue Southwest in Sylvan Township.

Another fatal crash occurred in Cass County over the weekend. A 68-year-old man was killed in a single-vehicle crash around 12:10 p.m. on Friday on Highway 64 in May Township, near Motley, the Cass County Sheriff's Office said.

The SUV hard entered a ditch, rolled and flipped. The driver was found dead inside the vehicle. 

The crash remains under investigation.

The 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are often called the deadliest days on Minnesota's roads. Last year, 136 people were killed in traffic-related crashes in Minnesota between the two holidays – that's 37 percent of all traffic fatalities last year, the Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety said.

The agency reminds people to slow down, buckle up, line up a sober ride and drive distraction-free. 

Next Up

Screen Shot 2023-01-30 at 9.31.03 AM

Old Navy closes Eagan store

There's another change in store for the popular Eagan strip mall.


Charges: Man shot victim in leg outside a Cowboy Jack's

Corey Ryman allegedly chased another man around a parking lot before shooting him.

police lights squad car dark - Unsplash

Man shot in both feet after interrupting vehicle break-in in St. Paul

The incident happened just before 10 p.m. Saturday.


Cook County — The cure for cabin fever

Come bask in the quiet of this peaceful winter getaway.

Screen Shot 2023-01-29 at 1.54.31 PM

Missing: Minnesota man last seen in Sioux Falls area

Aaron Pearson, 41, was reported missing on Thursday.

Screen Shot 2023-01-27 at 7.45.44 PM

Protest for Tyre Nichols to be held outside MN Governor’s Mansion

Activists groups say they’ll call on Gov. Tim Walz and the Legislature to implement police reforms.


Minnesota pool contractor banned from industry, must pay $2 million-plus

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison filed suit against Charles Workman and his company, MN Crete Pools, LLC, in August.

Minneapolis police

St. Paul man identified as victim of north Minneapolis homicide

The shooting occurred on the 2200 block of Emerson Avenue North on Wednesday.



Sheriff: Alcohol a factor in ATV crash that injured 2 in Pequot Lakes

The two were ejected and then pinned under the ATV.

St. Paul man, 60, killed in rollover crash in Cass County

It happened near the city of Bena early Saturday morning.

FLickr - crime scene tape do not crozz

2 men die in separate shootings in Minneapolis

In both incidents, police believe there were disputes prior to the shootings.

2 men died, 1 was injured in ATV crashes over the weekend

Officials are reminding riders to wear a helmet.

state patrol

State Patrol: Fatal crashes in Cass, Faribault counties on Wednesday

There have been at least 380 deaths on Minnesota roads in 2020.

State Patrol

2 dead in separate Minnesota crashes at the weekend

An 88-year-old St. Cloud woman and a 56-year-old South Dakota woman died in each crash.

snowmobile, snowmobiling

18-year-old man killed in snowmobile crash on Gull Lake

He crashed into the rocky, wooded shoreline of an island.

Screen Shot 2021-02-22 at 3.17.01 PM

Stearns County man survives airborne snowmobile crash

Alcohol and speed are believed to be factors in the crash, authorities say