Squaw Lake man killed in crash

A Squaw Lake man was killed in a crash Tuesday night in Itasca County.

According to the report from the Minnesota State Patrol, the man, 45-year-old Tommy Schultz, was standing near a stalled vehicle that was in the southbound lane on Highway 46 when he was struck by a southbound GMC Sierra.

The crash happened at milepost 32 on Highway 46 in Alvwood Township, near Northome, at about 9:12 p.m.

Schultz died at the scene.

The GMC driver, 30-year-old Samuel Kreuger from Max, was not injured. The state patrol doesn’t think alcohol was a contributing factor to the crash.

The Itasca County Sheriff’s Office, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Northome Fire and Squaw Lake Fire also responded to the crash.


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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