2-car accident on State Highway 64 sends two to hospital

2-vehicle crash on STH 64

THIS 2-car crash along State Highway 64 late Saturday evening, July 28 sent two people to an area hospital. The accident occurred shortly before 11:30 p.m. just east of 290th Street in the Town of Forest. Both drivers, the lone occupants of each vehicle, were from Minnesota. —photo by Shawn DeWitt

FOREST — A two-car crash late Saturday evening, July 28 on State Highway 64 a few miles west of Forest sent two people to the hospital for treatment.

 The accident occurred at 11:20 p.m. Saturday evening along State Highway 64 a few hundred feet east of 290th Street in the Town of Forest.

According to Captain Jeff Klatt of the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office, 17-year-old Brandon Berkhoel of Plymouth, MN was traveling east bound along STH 64 when he hit his brakes to avoid striking a car in front of him, which caused his vehicle, a 2003 Hyundai, to go on to the gravel shoulder and spin around. Berkhoel’s vehicle crossed into the opposite lane where it was rear-ended by a west bound 2016 Subaru station wagon driven by Abigail Miller, 46, of St. Paul, MN.

Berkhoel’s vehicle came to rest against the north side guard rail.

Both drivers were the lone occupants of their respective vehicles and were transported by the Glenwood City Ambulance to Westfield’s Hospital in New Richmond for the treatment of minor injuries.

Berkhoel was cited for failing to maintain control of his vehicle.

The Glenwood City Ambulance and Fire Department assisted at the scene. 

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