Man dies in fatal Federal Dam crash

FEDERAL DAM– One man was killed and a four-year-old girl seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash Sunday on Cass County Road 8.

According to a release from the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, a 62-year-old Squaw Lake man was driving a Chevrolet Trailblazer, and towing a passenger car on a car dolly when he failed to stop at the stop sigh and collided with a southbound Oldsmobile SUV on County Road 8.

The Oldsmobile driver, a 58-year-old Federal Dam man, was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. The four-year-old girl was treated on scene and transported via North Memorial Air Care to a Twin Cities hospital with serious injuries. The Trailblazer driver was treated for non-life threatening injuries at a Deer River Hospital.

Names are being withheld pending notification of family members.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University.


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