Three injured, one seriously, in Cass County crash

Three were injured, one seriously, in a Cass County crash Tuesday afternoon during the snowfall.

According to a release from the Minnesota State Patrol, a Honda Accord lost control in the southbound lane of Highway 64 north of Motley, striking a northbound Ford F-250.

A third vehicle, a Ford Escape, was traveling also in the southbound lane and struck the Honda.

The Honda driver, 20-year-old Arne Kvaal of St. Cloud, was transported for treatment of life-threatening injuries at Centracare St. Cloud.

The Escape driver, 49-year-old David Erickson of Sartell, was treated for non-life threatening injuries at Lakewood Health System, and the F250 driver was transported to Centracare for treatment of injuries.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash, and all were wearing their seat belts.


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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