Nevis woman killed in car versus tractor crash

By: News Director Larissa Donovan

AKELEY– A Nevis woman was killed in a car versus tractor crash south of Akeley last Friday.

According to the state patrol, a Chevy Caprice was eastbound on 190th Street in White Oak Township around 11:22 in the morning when the car crested the hill, colliding with a westbound farm tractor that was pulling a haybine.

The Caprice went into the ditch and rolled over.

The 17-year-old driver was not identified, but one of the passengers, 18-year-old Anneka Davis of Nevis, was killed, and 19-year-old James Geschwill of Akeley was treated for non life threatening injuries at the Fargo hospital.

The tractor driver, 55-year-old Mark Gunkel of Akeley, was uninjured. Davis and Geschwill were not wearing seat belts at the time of the crash, according to the report. 


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 events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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