Highway 169/Main Street crash victim’s status upgraded to serious; Baldwin crash claims life

An air ambulance landed on  the northbound lanes of Highway 169 Friday morning in Elk River.
An air ambulance landed on the northbound lanes of Highway 169 Friday morning in Elk River.


A 15-year-old Elk River girl was airlifted to North Memorial today after she was extricated from a 2006 Chrysler Sebring.

Alicia Schultz was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Kendra Schultz, 34, of Elk River, when their vehicle and a 1999 Chevy Silverado collided about 9:17 a.m. in the intersection of Highway 169 and Main Street in Elk River.

The Sebring also struck a third vehicle, a 2000 Jeep.

Schultz’s vehicle had been southbound on Highway 169 and was making a left onto Main Street at the time of the crash. xDSC_7386

The driver of the Silverado, Donald Stumne, an 84-year-old Plymouth man, had been travelling northbound on Highway 169 when his vehicle hit the passenger side of the Sebring.

Stumne suffered non-life threatening injuries. Kendra Schultz also suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Bruce Taylor, a 55-year-old Elk River man, was the driver of the third vehicle. He had no apparent injuries.

Alicia Schultz was trapped in the car and had to be extricated with the Jaws of Life. By the time she was retrieved from the vehicle and placed on a stretcher, the air ambulance had arrived to take her to North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale.  She was considered to be in critical condition on Friday but has since been upgraded twice — first from critical to serious — and is now in fair condition.

At about 5:30 p.m. that evening a hospital spokesperson for North Memorial reported Schultz was in critical condition.

Elk River Police and Fire assisted the Minnesota State Patrol at the scene.

Isanti man killed early Friday after collision with tree

Earlier an Isanti man was killed early Friday morning when his vehicle collided with a tree in Baldwin Township.

According to Sherburne County Sheriff Joel Brott, a 911 call was received at 4:44 a.m. from a passerby who reported finding an adult male trapped in a pickup truck well off the roadway near the intersection of 323rd Avenue and 108th Street.

Officers arrived to find the victim, Andrew Englund, 24, deceased in the vehicle.

The precise time of the accident was not yet known and the cause of the accident remains under investigation.