Fatal Crash

(Miltona, MN)  94 year old Kenneth Jakob Karius of Miltona died in a crash near Miltona Saturday morning.  The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded to County Road 14 for a 2-vehicle crash with injuries just before 9:00 am. Deputies discovered that 79 year old Marvin William Hertwig parked his vehicle partially in the east bound lane near Smokey Timbers Road.  Karius was traveling east bound, struck Marvin’s vehicle, and came to rest in the ditch. Karius was extricated from his vehicle by the Miltona Fire Department and was transported to the St. Cloud hospital by Life Link. He died as a result of his injuries. Hertwig was not injured. The road conditions were icy. This crash is still under investigation by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota State Patrol.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Miltona First Responders, Miltona Fire Department, North Ambulance, Parkers Prairie Ambulance, Life Link, and the Minnesota State Patrol.