SLEEPY EYE, Minn. (WCCO) — Four people were killed in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 14 near Sleepy Eye on Friday evening, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
Lt. Eric Roeske says the crash happened about 8:18 p.m. when a Pontiac Grand Prix, driven by 19-year-old Kansas Adams of Sleepy Eye, lost control on a curve while traveling westbound.
Adams crossed into the eastbound lane and was broadsided by a Dodge pickup truck driven by 43-year-old Douglas Wiborg of New Ulm.
All four of Adams passengers were killed: 17-year-old Payton Adams of Sleepy Eye, 17-year-old Caleb Quesenberry of St. Peter, 18-year-old John Mangen of Fairfax and 20-year-old Tyler Hadley of Sleepy Eye.
Kansas Adams survived and is in critical condition at an area hospital. Preliminary reports show none of Adams’ passengers, with the exception of John Mangen, were wearing seatbelts.
Douglas Wiborg was driving with his two children: 7-year-old Sydney Wiborg and 9-year-old Jakob Wiborg. All three sustained non-life threatening injuries.
Wiborg was taken to Sleepy Eye Hospital, while his children were taken to Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis. All three were wearing seatbelts.
Lt. Roeske says road conditions were icy at the time of the accident.