February 21, 2020

Two Dresser young men have died as a result of a on car accident Feb. 21.

McKinley Erickson, 16 And Kegan Koshiol, 15, both died as a result of the accident, which occurred on 220th Street  a half mile south of Hwy 8, in the Town of St. Croix Falls.

According to a release issues Feb. 21 by the Polk County Sheriff, a sport utility vehicle driven by Erickson was northbound on 220th Street when it lost control on icy roadways and entered the east ditch. The vehicle rolled over and struck several trees. EMS arrived shortly after the reported accident and attempted life saving measures. Erickson was declared dead on the scene. Koshiol was air lifted to Regions Hospital where he later died.

The report issued by the sheriff indicated both were wearing their seat belts. Icy roadway conditions are likely a factor in this accident, according to the release.

Assisting the Polk County Sheriff’s Office with the crash was Lakes Area Ambulance, St. Croix Falls First Responders, St. Croix Falls Fire, St. Croix Falls Police Department, and the Polk County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The crash remains under investigation by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

February 23, 2020

On Feb. 23 at approximately 7:05 p.m., Polk County Dispatch received a call of a two vehicle accident on CTH M just north of the Saint Croix/Polk County Line.  A Polk County Deputy arrived on scene at 7:11 p.m. to report that there was a northbound truck pulling a trailer had collided with a southbound passenger car.  

The truck pulling the recreational trailer was occupied by an adult male driver and two adult female passengers.  The driver was attempting to make a left hand turn onto East Cedar Lake road.  The occupants were uninjured at the scene.  The southbound passenger car was driven by an adult female.  This vehicle collided with the truck and the driver was pronounced dead at the scene.  Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor in this incident.

Polk County Sheriff’s Department called out their accident reconstruction team to map the scene of the incident.  This investigation is on going; names are currently being withheld pending investigation and notification.  

Assisting the Polk County Sheriff’s Office with the crash was Allied Fire Alden, Allied First Alden, Allied First Garfield, and the New Richmond EMS Services.

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