Posted on August 19, 2022
by Andrew Meuleners
Update from the Carver County Sheriff’s Office:
The driver of the southbound vehicle has been identified as Chad Zellmann, 23, from Norwood
Young America. The passenger was Carmen Grangroth, 20, from Waverly, MN.
The driver of the eastbound vehicle has been identified as Annie Hendrickson, 16, from Kimball,
MN. The passengers were Selina Siltala, 15, Vanessa Homola, 15, and Kindra Foley, 17, from
Cokato, Watertown Township, and Dassel, respectively.
Hendrickson and Siltala remain hospitalized at this time, all others have been treated and
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The Carver County Sheriff’s Office reported that at approximately 1:47 p.m. Aug. 14, it received a 9-1-1 call of a personal injury crash involving two vehicles at the intersection of Country Road 21 and County Road 20 in Hollywood Township.
Deputies arrived on the scene and learned that a 23-year-old male from Norwood Young America, was driving a motor vehicle southbound on County Road 21 and ran through a stop sign at County Road 20 hitting an eastbound vehicle occupied by four juvenile females.
The eastbound vehicle did not have a stop sign.
The 23-year-old male driver and his 20-year-old female passenger from Waverly, were transported to Hennepin County Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
Two juvenile female occupants of the eastbound vehicle, the 16-year-old driver from Kimball, and a 15- year-old from Cokato, were transported by air to Hennepin County Medical Center with critical injuries. The other two juvenile female occupants, a 15-year-old from Watertown Township, and a 17-year-old from Dassel, were transported to Ridgeview Medical Center via ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries.
The Watertown Fire Department, Mayer Fire Department, Ridgeview Ambulance, North Air Care, Minnesota State Patrol (MSP) ,and the Carver County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.
The crash remains under investigation by the Carver County Sheriff’s Office and the MSP.