Elk River man, 85, dies in Sherburne County crash

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The Sherburne County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the cause of a crash that killed an 85-year-old Elk River man on Oct. 7 on County Road 8 near the intersection of 100th Avenue.

According to Sheriff Joel Brott, William Johnson, 85, died at the scene of the two vehicle crash which occurred just before 2:30 p.m. in Clear Lake Township.

Johnson was in an SUV when he collided head on with a passenger vehicle.

The other driver involved was identified as Dennis Stawski, 20, of Clearwater. Stawski’s injuries were believed to be non-life threatening and there were no other occupants in either vehicle.