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3-year-old dies, 4 hospitalized in Becker County crash

The crash happened about 20 miles east of Detroit Lakes.

Authorities are investigating a crash that killed a 3-year-old boy and hospitalized four others in Becker County on Saturday afternoon. 

The two-vehicle collision happened around 4:08 p.m. when a 2001 Ford pickup and a 2004 Dodge SUV collided on County Road 151 near 440th Ave. in Evergreen Township, east of Detroit Lakes. 

According to the Becker County Sheriff's Office, the driver of the pickup, a 34-year-old Frazee man, was traveling east on County Road 151 and collided with the Dodge. 

A 3-year-old, who was one of four passengers in the pickup, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver and three other passengers were taken to area hospitals with unknown injuries, the sheriff's office said. 

Two people in the Dodge were treated at the scene. 

The identity of the 3-year-old boy has not been released and the crash remains under investigation. 

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